TRAINING

The are many different methods of training. Some runners are race training while others are training for a healthy, longer life.To keep your body strong and limber, you need to continue to stress your body so it can adapt. This is why even if you are not a racer, it is important to have times of more intense training and times of recovery. Having the proper nutrition and hydration, being in the right mindset and focusing on exercises and stretches during your more relaxed days are all a part of training.
The are many different methods of training. Some runners are race training while others are training for a healthy, longer life.To keep your body strong and limber, you need to continue to stress your body so it can adapt. This is why even if you are not a racer, it is important to have times of more intense training and times of recovery. Having the proper nutrition and hydration, being in the right mindset and focusing on exercises and stretches during your more relaxed days are all a part of training.

The Secret to a Successful Training Program

Contributor: Matt Dixon  Category: Training

The key components to any endurance athletes success in a training program include these four elements: 1. Consistency 2. Progression 3. Specificity 4.Patience. Bump into any success story…

Five Basic Eating Habits Every Runner Should Follow

Contributor: Matt Fitzgerald  Category: Training

The two factors that affect running performance most powerfully are training and diet. The most effective training methods were discovered not by scientists but rather through a generations…

When is Dehydration a Limiting Factor?

Contributor: Matt Dixon  Category: Training

Within training and competition, dehydration becomes a performance limiter once you hit about a 4% level of dehydration.  Prior to this level, it is not really a factor, so most athletes can drink to …

Introduction To Integrated Recovery

Contributor: Matt Dixon  Category: Training

The first thing to realize about recovery is that properly integrated recovery is about much more than simply taking a day of rest.  We can break recovery into three main areas…

The 80/20 Rule of Training Intensity

Contributor: Matt Fitzgerald  Category: Training

If you ask any running coach to name the most common mistake that runners make in their training, he or she will probably say, “Running too hard on easy days. Science backs up this observation.

Strength Training Circuit for Runners (by Runners)

Contributor: Lumo Category: Training

A lot of runners have tight hip flexors with weak glutes and a weak core, likely from sitting all day. This pattern often causes runners to use the wrong muscles during their runs. The glutes are the…

How To Cope With Stress: A Dynamic Approach to Training

Contributor: Matt Dixon  Category: Training

We need to remember that our training is a STRESS in itself.  Most of us lead big lives, with many stressors, and our overall goal of training is to maximize our training load while delivering…

Post-Race Recovery Training

Contributor: Matt Dixon Category: Training

NOTE:  I don’t believe in a ‘foundational phase’.  That is old-school and bunk.  Not the best way to approach building the runner…Yes, we do lower stress running, but we don’t do classic ALL LOW stress…

This Is What’s Missing From Your Training

Contributor: Juli Benson   Category: Running Form, Training

A fundamental and consistent element in our training is what I refer to as “athletic days”. Distance runners spend the majority of their training in the same plane of movement, using the same….

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