Monthly Archives: July 2012

Four Days a Week Training Program for the Marathon

Steven asked, can I run a marathon training  only 4 (four) days a week? Take the following into consideration. After 12 weeks of running include the following; 1) long day at least 90 minutes, every other week, 2 hours plus … Continue reading

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Junior High School And High School Runners Getting Ready For Cross Country

Your junior or high school runners getting ready for cross country? Run 3 days a week until  can run 30 minutes each day, gradually progress to 5 days a week 30 minutes each day. Run 5 days a week adding … Continue reading

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Hey Coach, I would like to improve my mile time!

You want to improve your mile time?, try this workout. You should have been training for at least six weeks before you try this the first time. The Workout: 20 seconds run at mile pace or slightly faster with a … Continue reading

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Starting or Restarting a Running Program, the Basics

Starting or restarting a running program: Chris and Kate asked about restarting a running program, remember if you have not run for 6 months or longer your mind will tell you that can do more than your body is ready … Continue reading

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Am I running too slow? When should I worry about picking up the pace?

I hear it all the time, I am back running but my training pace is slow! The keys remember, are to get on  your shoes, get out the door and run at a comfortable pace talking pace, and the rest … Continue reading

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A Review of Basic Speed Strategies for Runners

Lisa Marie asked about some basic speed strategies for those running mid distance and distance events: 1) Before your interval or tempo runs, try 4-6 x 60meter  accelerations, slightly faster each week up to 800m pace. Do these as part … Continue reading

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