Jul 6, 2018
Many of the common running questions and mistakes that we have all made over time are covered today. I expect it will serve as a great resource going forward for a variety of questions we all face as we progress as a runner. Jason and I start off with how to learn the signals your body is sending you and how running on a track for hard workouts can really help you dial into what your correct race pace should be.
We cover how your recovery and easy pace runs are often slower as training miles increase as your body needs more time to recover from the harder workouts and your body really needs time to recover from those harder efforts. You want to be faster on race day, not necessarily faster on your easy days.
Are you a beginner or seem to be getting injured a bit too often? We cover the host of things that can cause the injuries and how you can modify your training to avoid them in the future. Are you strengthening your body in the right way? Are you ramping up your milage too fast, are you running too quickly?
You will learn how periodized strength training can assist you in being a stronger runner with strong muscles and connective tissue needed to drive you across the ground. The fastest runners are also often the strongest runners.
Jason and I cover the causes of cramping on longer efforts (especially the marathon). Are you prepared for the distance and how to get that way. Are you also prepared for the pace you are trying to run and how to adjust your pacing accordingly. Should you be making up skipped workouts?
Jason Fitzgerald is a USATF running coach and offers online running, strength training, injury prevention and nutrition training with his company Strength Running. He started the company in 2010 hoping to assist runners avoid the mistakes that sidelined him in his own running career. He is also a best selling author of two books and numerous articles for Competitor Magazine, Daily Burn and Active. He lives in Denver Colorado with his wife and family (of 3 kids under age 5).
It is important from a wholistic perspective to consider ourselves athletes that specialize in running rather than just runners.
“The most important run is tomorrow’s run. Don’t do anything today that will negatively impact your ability to run tomorrow.” - Tom Foreman
Intensity Density: if you make it so the density of your training impairs the intensity of your training, overall your training will suffer and/or you will risk injury.
I love runners, we are all sort of geeky and nerdy and special.
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