Nos pasa a todos. Entrenamos día tras día, nos apegamos a nuestro plan de entrenamiento, parece que estamos haciendo todas las cosas correctas, pero ... de repente notamos que nuestra mejora se ha detenido. Golpear una meseta puede hacer que su motivación salga por la ventana y causar una gran frustración, por lo que en este artículo analizaré algunas cosas a tener en cuenta para romper una meseta.
Los obstáculos son difíciles, en nuestra vida diaria y en la carrera. Sin embargo, como siempre, hay dos caras en cada moneda. ¡La meseta puede ser vista como algo bueno!
It happens to all of us. We train day after day, we stick to our training plan, it seems like we’re doing all the right things but… all of a sudden we notice our improvement has stopped. Hitting a plateau can send your motivation out of the window and cause great frustration so in this article I'll go through a few things to consider in order to break through a plateau.
Obstacles are tough, in our daily lives and in running. There is however, like always, two sides to every coin. Plateauing can actually be viewed as a good thing!
Before diving into this article, there’s a couple of things you need to know about me. I was an endurance runner for four years and earlier this year I shuffled over to short distance speed events like the 100m dash. I did this because I’ve decided I want to gain weight and endurance running was burning up all of my calories. Because of this particular goal of mine, I need to be careful with my training plan. I plan every sprint and every lift with precision and accuracy in order to achieve the best results I can possibly achieve. Workout too hard and I’ll burn too many calories but if I go too light I won’t stimulate my muscles and growth will not occur!
Earlier this month I was invited to test a running app called ‘Vi Trainer’ and in this article I will give a brief overview of my experience with the app. This is the first of a few ‘Vi Trainer’ articles in which I will be documenting my experience before releasing a full review when I am fully familiarized with Vi Trainer.
I’ve tried many running apps and they all do pretty much the same - keep track of running stats like current and average pace, distance, elevation and keep track of personal time and distance records.
While researching online about the app, I found out it has a pretty nifty feature... Vi asks you what your goals are and creates a training plan to help you achieve those goals.
The half marathon is not just half of a race. The half marathon is a challenge of its own, a show in which athletes all around the world aim to break their barriers in this distance that seems to be the perfect balance between speed and endurance. Before we go any further, here’s a word of caution for new runners. You should be comfortable running a minimum of ten kilometers before starting this program. Please bare in mind that while making this training plan I assumed the runner was healthy, un-injured and had already ran a couple of 5 or 10k’s. For simplicity sake let’s call this an ‘intermediate guide to the half-marathon’.