Whether it’s an injury, illness, work stress or TV show binging, sometimes life gets in the way of our training. Before you know it, it’s four weeks until your half marathon. Don’t stress; instead, meet your new friend, crash training.
The key to crash training is building fitness quickly without taking big risks, said a recent article in Women’s Running. The best tools for fast fitness are frequency and intensity. Doing some kind of cardio almost every day—whether that means running, walking or cross-training—will help you make the most of the time you have.