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In this episode of the Adaptive Zone Podcast, I talked with Jason Fitzgerald, a well-known running coach behind The Strength Running podcast. We discussed the concept of off-season training and why Jason struggles with the term.
How Much Should I Run During the Off-Season?
Jason highlighted that long breaks from running can hamper a runner’s performance and increase the risk of injury. He advocated a ‘rolling hills’ approach to training, with shorter periods of reduced training rather than long ‘off’ seasons.
We also explored how to set ‘training PRs’ or milestones during base training periods, focusing on areas of weakness to improve performance. Jason stressed the importance of viewing running as a lifestyle, running consistently, and developing strength training habits.
00:00 Introduction and Welcoming Guest
00:22 Discussing ‘Off Season’ Training
00:38 Guest Introduction and Background
03:37 How Much Should I Run During the Off-Season?
05:56 The Problem with ‘Off-Season’ Training
07:44 The Importance of Consistent Training
12:26 Planning Training Around Race Schedules
16:01 The Importance of Recovery and Base Training
24:00 Setting Training Goals and Milestones
29:46 The Relationship Between Training and Injury Risk
44:49 Concluding Thoughts and Guest Contact Information
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