What is my point?
By adding in some extra training that will not impact the rest of your training block, you will simply burn more calories.
What about junk miles?
If the training has a purpose, it isn’t junk miles. Junk miles is simply just doing miles for the sake of doing miles. This isn’t it. The purpose is simply to help lose extra body fat so these sessions have a purpose. Going for a 20-30 minute easy run or a ride or going to the gym and using the cardio equipment will help you to burning more calories and get down to race weight faster.
The main factor to look out for is the extra sessions can not negatively impact any other session you have set in your program. The extra miles are not worth doing if it is going to create any issues no matter how small the issues seem.
Is this a optimal way to help get down to race weight?
No. This blog is simply offering a hack to consider if you are struggling.
I will post a few more race weight hack blogs in the coming weeks.