In this article I’m going to attempt to explain why and how you should increase the total training volume in running in order to perform better in your races (whatever distance they may be)!
This is going to be quite a technical article, aimed at running coaches and running “geeks”, but I’m going to try to keep the technical training lingo to a minimum in order to appeal to a larger audience.
The goal behind using a mantra in a run varies. If you struggle with knowing that you’ve still got a lot of miles ahead of you then you might benefit from a mantra that keeps you grounded and in the moment. If you struggle from negative self-talk, then positive self-reassurance might help!
“For how long should I hold each stretch?” is another common question. In this article I’m going to give you a simple set of rules to follow so you can avoid asking yourself these questions and even help your fellow runners out whenever they ask these questions.
Hill running can be very low impact in comparison to flat runs on the pavement over several miles. It’s a great way to get a lot of work in for almost less time and a lot less pounding on the body. It is also a great place to watch our form in action. It’ll teach us to stay upright and to keep our feet and arms moving, and before we know it, we’ll be up and over the hill.
It takes time and patience to learn all of the concepts associated with creating a training plan and there’s so much information available online that you don’t know where to start! Well, ladies and gents, this guide will solve that for you.