Ask Running Writings Episode 5: Time off after a racing season

In this video, I answer a question from a viewer on how much time you should take off at the end of your competitive season. Many coaches recommend or even require their runners to take 10-14 days completely off from running. What are the benefits of doing this, and is it necessary for everyone?

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John J Davis, PhD

I have been coaching runners and writing about training and injuries for over ten years. I've helped total novices, NXN-qualifying high schoolers, elite-field competitors at major marathons, and runners everywhere in between. I have a Ph.D. in Human Performance, and I do scientific research focused on the biomechanics of overuse injuries in runners. I published my first book, Modern Training and Physiology for Middle and Long-Distance Runners, in 2013.

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