These routines were inspired as a way to prepare for optimal performance in at a race event. Most of us could use something to smooth out the pre-race jitters, mental chatter, and taper tantrums.
Goal events (Marathon, Half-Marathons and Ultras of all terrains) give us focus and motivation. We create specific run training programs for the event and put in the miles in a specific and thoughtful manner. Rarely does the same focus and preparation carry over into how we prepare our bodies for, and recover from, the training miles. However, the non-running (Supplemental Strength and Skills) part of a training plan can be critical for maximizing the benefit of the training.
We get it. You know you “should” do strength & core work to support your long distance running goals — but where does the time go? ⏱
If you’re training for a fall marathon or half marathon, we’ve got an online strength program just for you. 🏃♀️🏃♂️
A perfect complement to our Monday morning Running Strength & Skills Class, our new online subscription program gives you access to ALL of our current and future running strength, skills, and educational programs for just $15 bucks a month!
Shin pain, ankle sprains and rolled ankles are common injuries, particularly for runners. These problems often become chronic, recurring, and frustrating! We’d like to share a couple simple things you can do to help recover from these issues!
Raise your hand if you love a good checklist! The goal of the “Body Checklist” is to catch changes early and intervene. The unnoticed stiffness in the hip last weekend could be the thing that robs 45 seconds from your running pace in a couple weeks and sets up an awkward knee twist and injury next month!
Intelligently incorporating plyometric drills into running can help build speed, efficiency and tissue durability. This workout goal is to have a smaller number of exercise reps, (we use 60 in this workout) and focus on generating maximum explosive power on each jump repetition.
Alternate hill repeats & strength work with this challenging workout! Fleet Feet Running Club 5K & 10K | September 4 & 5, 2018
Hill Drill Workout for Fleet Feet Running Club Full & Half | August 28-29, 2018
This post is a shameless plug for the book Run Fast, Eat Slow by Elyse Kopecky and Shalane Flanagan.