Do you want to run faster and have greater endurance? Then it’s time to find out what the top 10 mistakes of running are, so you can eliminate these from your training.
Recently, I ran a marathon with a few of the runners I coach. Over the course of the race, many people were talking, questioning and almost arguing with themselves about how far they had run. They also questioned their running pace. Runners need to learn what certain running paces feel like. But is the old school technique of running on a track with a stop watch better than modern GPS tracking devices?
As the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games finished, the games presented a great opportunity for all of us to learn from the best athletes in the world. There were a large number of fantastic performances in all sports and as a coach I am always intrigued about how I can help my athletes improve their performances. In particular, I look for ways to prepare my athletes in handling the mental stress of training and racing.
Over the years, when I have meet runners for the 1st time, and they often talk about their goals. One of the 1st questions I ask is, “Tell me about how you train?” Many runners say the same; they run the same paces every day. When I then ask these runners how fast they race, almost all, say slower.
For those of you here in the US, most of us have completed our goal spring race and I hope it went well for you. Now is the time to look back and review what you’ve done and put in place the changes that will help you improve on your times and goals. For those of you who are in winter and about to hit spring, then it’s time to get running fit so head over to my May and June column articles…