An ‘easy’ week is a week where you reduce the total load of training you do to enhance the adaptations from your previous weeks of training.
The goal is to reduce your training by at least 30% of your average weekly TSS for the last two to three weeks.
No athlete can train hard all the time. Easy weeks allow your muscles to recover, rebuild, and adapt to your training.
Your body requires recovery to become fitter and stronger. Without adequate recovery, you’ll risk injury or burnout.
Despite how good you feel or how eager you are to train, rest is going to give you more long-term benefits than an extra few miles of running.[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hqwFUgFJR0[/embedyt]