Why runners—starting in youth—should schedule peaks, breaks and variety into their running year.

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Have a new year’s resolution to get faster? Periodization can unlock improvement, and lead to long-term success.

Periodization is a fancy way of saying plan your training season and year in phases with different stimuli. It’s based on a loose formula that’s proven successful for many a runner: Stress + Rest = Adaptation. Periodization allows runners to break down, recover, and progress.

Read the full article in PodiumRunner.com, January 9, 2020, by Melody Fairchild with Elizabeth Carey