A Program Overview – Weeks vs Cycles
Over the course of a program, we follow 3 week “Training Cycles”. Meaning every 3 weeks we do a “Rest & Recovery” week. We add mileage/time to our weekend long run. On the 3rd week, we cut back. We then build back up for 2 weeks and repeat.
This is a critical period of allowing our body (and mind) to have a little rest. We don’t take completely off, but cut back time/mileage about 20-30%.