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How often should I train with resistance? The American College of Sports Medicine recommends resistance training 2-3 times per week. Runners can benefit from including resistance training 2-3 times per week during their off-season or base training phase. Resistance training can then be reduced to twice per week during the pre-season, when runners are spending more time doing speed work. Finally, reduce … Keep Reading
Following The Functional Path I recently attended a seminar called “Following The Functional Path.” The speaker was Vern Gambetta, who is considered the father of functional training. I am sure most of you have heard of functional training. But you may not know what it is or how it applies to the runner. My Background I have been coaching and involved in the … Keep Reading
1. How is treadmill walking/running different from land walking or running? When walking/running on land, you have to contend with specific environmental conditions; for example, weather conditions such as wind and rain, the changing cant of roads, other traffic, hard sufaces and wet slippery terrain. Treadmills cannot prepare you completely for running outside. The variation of running outside on different surfaces is … Keep Reading
Adding Speed Work To a Training Plan As a runner and a coach I have used various methods of speed work to improve the performance of my runners and myself. I start people out developing a running base, after they have been running for 6 months or a year, I add speed work. Typically, the speed work begins with fartlek running, picking … Keep Reading
Cold weather running The goal is to stay warm enough and to wick perspiration from your skin, to prevent a chilly or clammy feeling. You also need protection from rain and wind. Hat with a visor A hat with a visor protects you from the rain and snow. It’s also helpful on bright winter days. Long-sleeve shirt You’ll want to keep warm and wick moisture … Keep Reading