Live Like A Clock: How Routine Aids Performance

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Nov. 20, 2013
  • Updated Nov. 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM UTC

Improved Recovery

Furthermore, maintaining a consistent routine helps you recover properly between hard sessions. When you fluctuate the time of day you run, you’ll often be completing runs and workouts on less than 12 hours total recovery between sessions. Our body doesn’t reset overnight, so when you run later in the evening on Sunday night and then run early Monday morning, your body is operating on limited recovery time. While having an occasional (or even a planned) short workout turnaround isn’t an immediate cause for concern, frequent swings in training time can lead to inconsistent workouts or increased chance of injury due to running on tired legs.

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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