Looking towards the fall, the Royal Victoria marathon is slowly approaching. In endurance training the ‘old’ idea was more is better. That has been shown to be a good way to injure yourself and over train!
One author pointed out, “If exercise makes you stronger, then how come you are tired at the end of a run?” The reason is exercise doesn’t make you stronger – proper rest does.
So build some rest time into your training schedule and plan on tapering 2-3 weeks before race day to run your fastest time ever!
Here is an article discussing the importance of tapering.
The Globe and Mail- Couch Time Improves Marathon Training