If you are following a rigorous training schedule, you will need a DROP WEEK! For those of you new to training, drop week equals rest, recovery and reload! Your goal drop week is to pamper your body by stretching, massaging, foam rolling, trigger pointing, sticking, hydrating, and resting. Pedicures are also fun too!
As you continue training, it will be vital to your body to truly roll back the mileage and intensity for a week. Giving yourself a bit of a break allows your body to heal from the abuse of building your mileage so when you increase the intensity and mileage next week, you are recovered, strong and ready to keep training!