Why “Maintenance Mode” is the wrong approach to training

A lot of runners have been doing what I call “maintenance mode” for the last few months as races were shut down with COVID. Now I think is the time to start ramping up the training — even though races are still being cancelled.


Find out why my advice has changed, what to do instead of “maintenance mode” and how to make sure your training is still manageable and productive.


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Coach Carl is a USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach who works with runners of all ability levels to reach their goals. He has been featured in Runner’s World, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Competitor. For information on his coaching services, click here.