As Jack Frost is finally starting to back off and spring is getting closer, its time to get that pep back in your step and shake off the winter blues. For many runners, months of isolation on the treadmill or even a total hiatus from training has left your stride flat, your lungs heavy, and your motivation low. It's perfect time to get back in the groove and kickstart your running.
If you're looking to run faster, stronger or simply just be more durable as a runner, the Tempo Run should be a regular workout in your rotation. If you're a bit confused and asking; How do I run a tempo run? What pace should I run? How far should it be, well slow down (at least for a moment) and let me explain.
The intensity of a Tempo Run is best described at a pace that is comf...
One of the biggest mistakes made by both new and seasoned runners, is running what we call "Junk Miles". They're called this because the intended training benefits when running at this intensity are dramatically reduced, especially if repeated on a regular basis.
So lets dig in this week, and make sure you're workouts are not getting kicked to the curb.
For most runners winning the marathon you signed up for is far from the goal. Likely it's living to tell about it, and perhaps being able to sport the fashionably obnoxious race shirt. And, for most people you're competing against only one person...........the spandex clad warrior in the mirror.
It's interesting to me that we call these running events "races" when 98% of the pack...
Chances are if you're reading this, you're breathing. Maybe you've been holding your breath with the anticipation of this article.....but I doubt it! One thing I can safely assume however, is that right now as you're breathing, 2 things are happening:
1) You're not thinking about it (at least you weren't) and
For most runners "Faster" tends to be a top priority when it comes to measuring success and setting goals. It may be directly connected to a race distance and a desire to improve your time, or it may just be seeing your training paces get quicker.
One of the most powerful benefits of running is achieving milestones and proving to yourself what you're capable of when you put your mind...
In this weeks blog we join coach Ian at the whiteboard as he walks you through Anaerobic Threshold. What is happening in your body while running, why do you care, and how can you train to build up your Anaerobic Threshold?