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Training Tips and Information

pyramidI hope you find this page useful in your quest of becoming a better athlete.  I believe you should be a student of your sport and that having a greater understanding of the “why” you perform certain things in your training the better you can become.  I will do my best to explain the purpose of our workouts each day because as a coach I should know why we are performing those workouts and how they build upon each other.

Training is science and just like any science class its’s about learning from the classroom and applying it in the lab; our lab is the workouts and competition.  I will post various types of training information that will help you connect the dots. It may not make sense now, but over time it will click and you will have the “Aha” moment.  This is important because as you learn more you can make better judgments and communicate at a higher level with your coach.

The information presented comes from my philosophy of training which is influenced by many coaches, research and years of experience. I will include videos, articles and personal presentations that influence my training design in the development of athletes that I coach or consult.

Exercise Physiology

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Training Calculator

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Pre Race Warm up

Pre Race Warm up

The pre-race warm up is a key component in preparing your mind and body for…

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1600 Meter Race

1600 Meter Race

The 1,600 meters is a four lap race and roughly 80% aerobic and 20% anaerobic.…

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Perspective

Perspective

Perspective is defined as a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point…

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Are Rest Days Bad?

Are Rest Days Bad?

Do you ever feel guilty if you take a rest day? Or are afraid that…

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I’ve Had a Setback and Want To Get Back Into It.

I’ve Had a Setback and Want To Get Back Into It.

Many times there are set backs or lack of motivation to start up again and…

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First Things First

First Things First

This is what I think about training and is my road-map when designing a training…

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What are Reps or Repeat Workouts?

What are Reps or Repeat Workouts?

Reps or repeat workouts are runs that are intended to improve your speed and economy.…

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What Are Vo2 MAX Intervals?

What Are Vo2 MAX Intervals?

Vo2 Max training or some may call interval training is when you will challenge yourself…

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Comfortably Hard Runs

Comfortably Hard Runs

Threshold training runs are commonly described as "comfortably hard" (82%-88%) and is completed at a…

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What Does Easy Running Do For Me?

What Does Easy Running Do For Me?

I know many of us train and wonder when we go on our aerobic run/our…

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