Coaching running tips that will
help you stay injury-free and
run your best race possible
Years ago before I started applying these distance running tips I was approaching my mid 40's, slowing down, getting injured, losing my motivation and I just couldn't seem to get over the hump.
I felt fat, slow, and I basically wasn't enjoying running.
In fact my t-shirt drawer was thinning out from not entering any races. 🙂
Does this sound familiar?
I changed my training approach and the result?... I had my best year since my early 40's! Not only was I running and racing faster, I really enjoying that sense of personal satisfaction that a runner feels when you're in great shape.
Or... are you a younger runner who should still be peaking but instead you have plateaued and may even be slowing down? Perhaps you have tried some of those generic training running programs, but they just didn't seem to work.
Well, today is your lucky day and you can kiss your favorite running shoes, because here on this running tips web site you will find a ton of using, practical, real world coaching running tips that you can put right into your training program no matter if you're a rank beginner or seasoned veteran.
OK, lets get into it... helping you achieve your peak running fitness:
Seasonal Coaching Running Tips
With summer here in the northern hemisphere most of us must deal with the heat.
The heat is something we all must respect as it's important to run smart and listen to your body.
This is also a great time to share your running with members of your family and have them involved.
Here are some summer coaching running tips to help you achieve maximum running fitness...
Three Coaching Running Tips To
Jump-Start Your Summer Season
We must respect the heat there has been much research done on the effects of heat on runners. Not only the temperature, but the humidity can easily turn that easy six mile run into a suffer-fest. The best thing is to run smart, know your limits and not do anything foolish. Try and run in the morning or in the evening not in the warmest part of the day between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
If you feel light headed or dizzy stop your run and seek help. This is the beginning of heat stroke. Also if you stop sweating this is another warning sign. It is better to be more on the cautious side then to take chances. Then we will have many more days to enjoy our runs.
The trails are also a great place to run because of the shade. Check out running & biking trails, for a comprehensive list of trails in your area.
In addition to the shade, you get the extra benefit of low impact running. The soft surface of a trail is much better on your body than the hard road. Getting out on the trails is an excellent option after a hard workout or race... and it's fun. 🙂
Another of our coaching running tips... if you do not have trails find roads that are tree covered. Do loop runs where you can put fluids out to drink during your runs. This will also get you ready for drinking during your next long race.
Be very careful not to drink too much plain water this can cause a salt and mineral in-balance with your body. Sports drinks are a excellent for replacing salt and mineral and you get the added bonus of carbo/calorie to get you fueled up during your run.
Because pollen packs more of a punch when it gets blown around (in your eyes and up nostrils), think about a pair of lightweight running shades. Sunglasses help against pollen and protect against the sun at the same time. Allergy suffers also do well to plan their workouts in late afternoon or early evenings, since pollen levels tend to be higher between dawn and mid-morning.