After training for a marathon for so long, the offseason and work obligations can take over and prevent workouts. However, if you find yourself stuck on a comeback strategy, now’s the time to reevaluate your training and workout.
Whatever you do, don’t dry to catch up on missed runs and training all at one time. This will ultimately increase the risk of injury and reduce the results of your efforts. Instead, consider the cause of your delay and how you will be able to continue training.
Here are 5 ways you can jump back into training after the off-season.
Do What You Can
As a favorite mantra for most athletes, many of us are caught up in what we need to do instead of what we can actually do. Start your bounce back by slowly starting on what you can do. If you have limited time, fit in a good workout whenever possible.
Even with a limited amount of time, use that time to make it a priority in running and training at least three days a week. Soon, that short time will begin to increase and lead you well on your way to running 5 miles at one go.
Don’t Give Too Much Too Soon
After a long period, your body will need to adapt to the increase in training. That means you will also need to build upon strength and endurance as it might not be what it once was. Giving too much too soon will only lead to poor results. Use this time to work your way up from the beginning.
Learn to Make Target Goals
Make a schedule of small goals that will ultimately lead to major goals. Staying consistent with reaching the smaller goals will lead you straight to the main goal and reaching success.
Just Do It
You don’t have to give into the pity party. All it takes it motivation and consistency to complete your tasks and get your body muscles back into memory.
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