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Healthy Running Step by Step by Robert Forster, Roy Wallack

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4 Periodization Training

To run a race to the best of your ability, and to do it with the least amount of injury, fatigue, and worry, nothing beats Periodization, a near-foolproof stair-step training plan that ramps you up safely and leaves you primed to fly.

If you just want to stay active and don’t care about getting faster or losing large chunks of time to nagging injuries, keep doing your regular run. But if you want to improve, get fitter, stop getting injured, and maybe score a personal record at a race, your run-of-the-mill haphazard training won’t cut it. To kick your running up several notches, you have to train in a way that is good ...

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