Category: training

The Basics: Get Specific

What is specificity in run training? Simply put, specificity is the idea that you won’t become a better runner playing table tennis. Well, it’s more involved than that but that’s the general idea. I have written before about adaptation. Specificity is the key to getting the right adaptation that you want and need to accomplish …

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The Basics: Hard and Easy

How we improve The reason we improve as runners is because our bodies gets stressed through activity and then adapt to the stress during recovery, increasing our level of fitness. In order for adaptation to take place we need to remove the stress allowing the body to recover and move to the new level of …

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The Basics: Types of runs and how they impact your fitness

As promised in my last post, today I am going to go over some different types of runs and how they impact the three components of running fitness.   Long Run The long run is a staple of training for the vast majority of runners. The reason is that running races from the 5k on …

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The Basics: Components of Running Fitness

I am going to lay out my training philosophy in a series of posts that I will call “the basics.” Simply because everything that I do as a coach or recommend to a fellow runner stems from these principle centered ideas. These ideas are based on my years spent running and experimenting on myself. It’s also …

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