An Off Season from Running

Whenever it occurs, a runner’s off season is an important time of recovery, development, and planning.

An off season from running can be an important for physical and mental recovery. For thoughts on the subject, read Reconsidering Your Time Off After a Season of Running by Alex Nichols, Gimme a Break! by Andy Jones-Wilkins, and On Taking a Break by Bryon Powell.

The off season is also a great time to plan ahead and set goals. If that’s something you’re interested in, take a look at The Planning Season, The Value of Annual Goal Setting for Runners, and The Gift of Goal Setting.

The off-season can also be a valuable time to train in different ways. For some ideas, check out Eight Steps to Your Best Trail Running OffseasonWinter Training: Making This Your Most Effective Off-Season Yet, and Ultrarunning Off-Season Considerations: Time Off and the Return to Training.

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