What Are Some Drills to Manage My Tempo?

Setting Your Race Tempo Do some drills focusing on speed (using a shorter stride).  Work on your cadence. Do some drills focusing on arm swing. Practice running at or above your planned race tempo to know what the target lap (or mile) time feels like on race day. This should be the tempo for the [...]

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How Do I Assess Fatigue During a Training Session?

Overtraining results in injury, less than optimal results and frustration.  Please refer to the article on Cardiovascular Training for Endurance for the heart rate method to identify whether an athlete has recovered sufficiently during training to justify extending the session. Note from Carl: If you see the athlete tiring, be prepared to change the pace [...]

2017-09-27T13:09:51-06:0001.20.17|

How Can Distance Runners Increase Their Speed?

How do runners improve their performance at longer distances? There are two objectives. You need to: Develop the correct musculature for speed over longer distances.   Use a training plan that focuses on the runner-specific functional musculature.  Running longer distances will also contribute here.    The fast twitch fibers that generate speed will learn to keep [...]

2018-06-25T13:12:54-06:0001.10.17|

How Do I Add Distance Without Slowing Down?

What’s the best way to train for long – and longer- distances? Are you an 800m runner, and you want to run the 5,000m? Are you a casual runner who wants to train for a marathon? How do runners improve their performance at longer distances? There are two objectives. The athlete needs to: develop the [...]

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