The dos and don'ts of current everyday training

Valentin Belz 6. August 2020

"Many things were easier in the past". This can be blithely assumed at present because there are still not really many races taking place, which is sure to have an impact on you and your everyday training.

We have summarised the most important dos and don'ts for this current phase.


  • Set goals:
    Goals motivate, influence your psyche, help you to train on a regular basis, experience a sense of achievement and thus remain positive in the current situation.
  • Basic maintenance:
    No matter what and when you aim for something, you should never neglect your basic endurance. On the contrary! It should always account for the main part of your training volume.
  • Gymnastics:
    To prevent injuries, maintain your entire musculoskeletal system by doing strengthening and loosening exercises several times a week.
  • Speed:
    If you want to maintain or improve your level of performance, deliberately incorporate intense elements into your training.
  • New stimuli:
    Always surprise your body with a new stimulus, so that it has to adapt anew.


  • Wait until normality returns:
    No one can reliably predict this. It's all the more important that you get into active mode, are positive and take fate into your own hands.
  • Underestimate recovery:
    It goes without saying that endurance has a lot to do with hard work. However, there must always be a sufficient level of recovery after a training stimulus, otherwise there will be no positive adaptation.
  • Neglect the upper body:
    When running or cycling, the movement not only takes place in the legs. Those with a strong core and increased strength can do more!
  • Starve yourself to get your ideal racing weight:
    Your body weight has an indisputably decisive influence on your performance. It goes without saying that those who eat too little in the last few days before a race will risk the unwelcome situation of hitting the wall, especially in the case of longer loads.
  • Do extreme loads:
    As delightful as it may be to run in the mountains, it is advisable to exercise common sense and only do extremely long runs or those with many negative altitude differences after good preparation.