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What is a recovery run?

A recovery run is a run that is done at a very easy pace. It is designed to help your body recovery from a hard effort, whether that’s a race or simply a hard training session. By exercising at a low intensity you are limiting muscle damage yet are increasing the blood flow to and from the muscles. This means that more oxygen and key nutrients can be delivered to the muscles and more waste products removed, hence speeding up recovery.

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I ran when I was younger did 2:44 marathon, had a break for 8 years and started again rather fat 7 years ago. 2012 after losing weight I did 3:08 and have steadily been dropping to 2:41 this year. I’m 50 next year and currently training on the 85mi + Pfitzingers Advanced plan. Do you think sub 2:40 is possible or will age get the better of me and how can I adapt the plan for the better?
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Louise has been running for over 20 years, with the last 16 of those at International level. She has represented Grea...