I drive the runners I coach crazy at times. Why? Well, I’m sure there are many reasons but one of the big reasons is because I assign workouts by effort. I don’t make it easy for them, saying something like mile repeats at 7:00 or half mile repeats at 2:50. Instead, I say mile repeats at 10K effort or even something more vague like slightly faster/harder than half marathon effort.
This month, as usual, I read many interesting things. Among them, a topic near and dear to the hearts of northerners this time of the year as well as some insights from top marathoners and insight on what running will do to your strength. Continue reading “Monthly roundup: February 2018”
This time of the year, many of us face challenges. Whether the issue is the weather, illness, stress outside of running, or whatever else, sometimes things don’t happen as we planned. A run gets missed. A long run day becomes an easy day. A workout simply doesn’t go as planned.
These things happen to all of us. I hope we are all trying to minimize these occurrrences but it’s almost inevitable that a whole training cycle is not going to go perfectly as planned. Continue reading “It’s just one workout”
Late last year, I was listening to an episode of the On Coaching podcast with Steve Magness and Jon Marcus in which they interviewed Mike Smith, whose men’s team at Northern Arizona University had just won the NCAA Cross Country Championship.