I received this question from a coach in the private Q & A.
You recently tweeted about the importance of doing strides on easy days. Does this emphasis apply to days following races or hard workout?
I think it is crucial to do strides on easy days. Following a race or a hard workout, not so much.
Following a race you want to do an easy run or a cross training day. You need to recover from the race and you don’t need to be doing strides as part of that recovery. The day after a hard workout, you basically want to do the same thing.
You want to do strides on the easy days BEFORE the workout and BEFORE the long run. [Read more…]