By David Manthey
Remember that fatigue during training is VERY normal, especially as you are increasing your mileage and doing long runs. Recovery weeks are a necessary part of any training program and offer an opportunity to recharge the batteries and allow your body to heal up from the previous weeks of training. Typically you won’t feel the “freshening” effects of a recovery week until the middle of the following week. But just because the miles are lower during a recovery week, it doesn’t mean that you can forget about the important things like nutrition, rest, stretching, etc. So definitely make sure that you continue to eat/hydrate well so that you can set yourself up for your next period of increased miles and long runs.