Break during MAF base building!!
I started MAF training (aerobic base building) from 1st of Jan 2021. I consistently saw improvement in my average pace from 8 min/km to 6.25 min/km. Took MAF tests every 30 days. I have done 94 days covering 84 hours of MAF running. My plan was to do 100 hours. But due to pandemic and associated lockdown restrictions, I am unable to continue. My pace has more or less reached a plateau. If I stop before finishing the planned number of hours, will it affect the aerobic base built so far? Shall I start anearobic training once the restrictions are eased which may take 3-4 weeks from now or may be more!!
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Hi Karthik, thanks for your question.
You have made great progress so really well done!
Once you have done base building for 3+ months, your MAF test results are continually improving or you have reached a plateau, then that is often the right time to add some speed work.
In your case, I would do a MAF test once you are able to start safely running again. If your MAF results have stayed the same or have improved, then I would consider adding some speedwork. If your results have gone backwards, then carry on with MAF training for another month and then repeat the test.
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