In this article I’m going to go through five different types of runs and give you a workout example as well as a suggested effort to each session! However, instead of giving you a certain pace to run at, we’re going to use rate of perceived exertion (RPE) to choose what speed you should perform each run at. The RPE scale is a widely used effort metric in sports. It is a simple and easy to use method of analyzing an individual’s effort.
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.
You can even take the old-fashioned approach of using a physical running journal! Famous runner and coach Jeff Galloway released a fantastic running journal that’s filled to the brim with tips and tracking tools! A regular calendar or notebook will also work.