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
Here are some Spring coaching running tips to help you achieve maximum running fitness...
The spring is a welcome sight for most runners who live in cold/snow winter weather climate. The snow is almost gone, the days are longer and the bitter winter chill is a thing, (mostly) of the past.
Its time to think about interval training... the most effective training tool to improve your running fitness.
By now you should also have goals for the coming season.
Three Coaching Running Tips To
Jump-Start Your Spring Season
When the weather starts turning nice from the long cold winter, many runners are excited to get on the track, (or road) and start speed sessions. This is what you want to do, however remember to allow a transition from slow running to speed workouts. Gradually work in harder running. This will give your body time to adapt to the added stress of running fast.
A few weeks prior to starting speed/interval workouts, do 6 x 40 second strides a couple of times a week. This will help in the transition to actual speed sessions. Also doing strides is something you can do all year as they will help maintain those fast-twitch muscles and help you keep some of your speed.
A great basic track workout to start your spring training season would be sets of 200,200,400 with equal recovery. Depending on your training volume do 4 to 6 sets. The key is early in the season to have these longer recoveries. later on when you are more fit, you can shorten your recovery.
No track? No problem. You can simulate a track workout on the road. For example, in the 200,200,400 workout, you could do 1 minute, 1 minute, 2 minutes with equal recoveries.