Are you constantly looking for ways to be a better runner, and sometimes find running tedious and boring? This simply means you need to add a little excitement and improve your running economy. Well, plyometric training is a great and innovative way to make you a better runner.
In general, runners tend to over-simplify their training... especially new runners! Here's what the common training plan looks like for the novice runner:
Running can be really fun, but whether you are running for pleasure or training for a race, you are likely to have pains and twinges along the way. In fact, statistics show that nearly 80 percent of runners develop running-related injuries each year.
As a runner, you can develop a running injury when you push yourself too hard whether you are a veteran or a beginner. As you engage in repeated movements, especially in longer distances such as the marathon, it can take a toll on your body and trigger some injuries. Repeated movements along with sudden changes in training volume and weak muscles are the perfect recipe for a nagging injury that can bother you for a long time.
Runners have a common trait – most start off too fast and, because of that, end up finishing the race looking (and feeling) miserable! What if I told you there is a strategy that prevents you from feeling fatigued halfway through the race?
It’s called the negative split strategy and it’s super easy to implement into your race plan!
The first section of this article will be quite lengthy as it will explain why you should use a strategy in your races. After that we’ll go on to understand what a negative split is and to finalize, we’ll learn how to use this strategy in races in order to boost finish time results.
There’s no doubt that a lot of effort goes into training for a marathon – it requires months of hard work, countless hours of running, strengthening and stretching just for the blissful moment when you get to cross the finish line. That’s when the reality sinks in – you can do whatever you set your mind to.
It’s a life changing experience but you have to be willing to pay the price, to do the hard work day in and day out. In this guide you will understand what the correct progression should be when building up to the marathon, how you should train, what you should eat, when you should start tapering before the race and how to recover and stay strong after the race...
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.