When the clock strikes 2:00 am on March 12, 2017, the clocks will adjust for daylight savings. As the clocks spring forward you’ll gain an extra hour of evening daylight, the perfect excuse to get outside to chase the sun and log some mileage. The training tips for daylight savings are inspired by Competitor.com, the Official Magazine of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series’ 5 Tips to Spring Back into Training, to help you make the most of added evening hour of daylight.
Tip #1: Get Your Base Back
If frigid winter temperatures or simply enjoying your off-season has kept you from logging miles, the first place to start is with your aerobic foundation. You need to rebuild your base by simply hitting the pavement and running. Speed is not important for these foundation building workouts, so place emphasis on slow, steady running. Start with a low mileage goal, like three to four miles and slowly increase your mileage each week until you’re comfortable reaching double digits to complete 10 miles at an easy pace.
Tip #2: Drill, Baby, Drill
A lull in your off-season training can have a big impact on your form, but incorporating drills can help you recover. Try to incorporate drills a few times a week, committing 15-20 minutes every other day. The drills should be simple and can include butt kicks, high knees and a variety of skips.
These are just two of the 5 Tips to Spring Back into Training. To read the full 5 Tips to Spring Back into Training article, visit Competitor.com. Make the most of spring daylight savings by using the extra evening hour to jump start your spring training or continuing on your current training regimen to rock for the long haul.