Ashley222
What will happen if I change my training? 1/8/2012 11:19AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
For the past few months I have been running 50-55 mpw, with 4 hard workout days, 2 days easy, 1 day off. I'm a freshman girl in high school I have heard a lot about "saving gas in the tank" for college.

I recently developed an ankle injury, which sucks. Once I'm healed, if I go back to 45-50 mwp with 3 hard days, will my times drop?

Basically, do I have to keep ADDING to get better? I know if someone went from 35-45 miles they would obviously get better, does that mean going from 55-45 will cause detraining?
Kicker
RE: What will happen if I change my training? 1/8/2012 11:34AM - in reply to Ashley222 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Too many hard days. Way too many hard days! One a week is enough. I take it that you are on the school team.

At your age 35-40 mpw is more than enough.

What does your coach say?

Yes, more miles will help but until your junior ir senior year.