We always talk about the idea of cumulative fatigue and how it is part of the training process. Then I go and complicate it by talking about not overtraining. Couple that with mistakes we all make early in our training and we are set up for potential disaster. There’s a number of pitfalls I’ve made and seen others make, especially early on in a marathon cycle that can cause major issues for us when the training really gets tough. In this RunClub live session I break down the top 5 pitfalls.
Note: one thing I didn’t mention, but is so crucial is that you want to just be in a stage of cumulative fatigue by the time you get into that 6-8 weeks out point in a segment. You don’t want to be in that stage of training before the hard stuff really gets going!