It’s that time of the year again, the days are getting shorter, and the mercury will be plummeting into the negatives. If you’re lucky enough to be in the southern hemisphere, (or in Toronto where Mother Nature likes to tease us with warm weather in early November), you can skip winter and go straight to my ‘It’s Getting Hot Out There’ guide.
Tempo and long runs along with some cross-training tend to get the majority of attention from most runners and their training schedules. It mixes it up and has some of the biggest benefits. Some may even throw in some hills as a strength training workout. It has been normalized in a sense that after a hard workout or that long run, to have a couple of days to recover and allow the body to rest and develop.