Have you ever wondered when you should start running again after you’ve finished a race?
There are plenty of articles that show you how to train for a race – how many miles you should run, what pace you should be training at, what your nutrition should look like, how many gallons of water you should drink and so on… this is all important stuff! But what happens after you finish the training plan and complete the race?
Well, first you create a RunPage to show off your killer finish line photo on social media (hehe!) but after this you need to start thinking about HOW you will recover from that effort.
So you want to run your first 5K race? Congratulations, that’s a bold decision, participating in a race takes courage! You’ve made your choice and now you’re ready to start working towards your goal!
This plan has all the information a new runner might need – from how to find a race to participate in to tips on how to prepare logistics for race day. Strap yourself in and take notes, we’re going to cover a lot of information in this article! (Bonus, there’s a downloadable image with a 6-week training plan at the bottom of this article!)
On the 13th of February coach Paulo went live with the Running and Race Training community to speak about speed-specific training, what it is, which techniques you can use and how you can incorporate them into your own training.
In this article you'll find the video with the complete live session and a downloadable high quality image that can serve as a guide when you're trying to create your training plan. Before we go into the actual speed work, I want to briefly explain what lactate threshold and periodisation are because they’re important terms for what we’re going to discuss.
In this article you will find the video from the live session, some text excerpts taken from the video and at the end of this article we'll provide a high quality image with the full routine so you can download it and use it whenever you want.
Most runners don't care about form until an injury comes along and forces them to think about the way they run. The benefits of good running form are a well studied subject, with many scientific articles, but unfortunately most of the running community seem to think they can avoid this subject.
But you're here, ready to start bettering your running technique and reaping the rewards from doing so! It's quite simple and all it takes is at least five minutes before you start your run to perform a few running drills.