Most people think massages are just about relaxation, but runners of all levels, especially new runners will reap great benefits from a deep tissue or sports massage. [Read more…]
Most beginner runners assume that training at a higher intensity is a good thing; it must be, right? Wrong. Training at the appropriate intensity is one of the main keys to success, but if you are a new runner, you may find it hard to control intensity because, for you, any running is intense. [Read more…]
One of the most common concerns among beginner runners is that they struggle to breathe, often saying, “I can never seem to catch my breath” or “I feel like I’m breathing through a straw.” For many runners, it’s just a matter of learning how to breathe. Many, many people are still following the advice of an ill informed physical education coach from high school years. We’ve come a long way since then. Breathing while running is a huge issue for some runners. This episode will help.
I’ve learned that new runners – even the newest runners – will progress more comfortably and with fewer injuries when they apply proven principles that veteran runners use to guide their training. The difference is that they must be modified to be appropriate for beginner runners. In this podcast I explain one of the hard easy principle, and how to apply it. This one simple concept could be the difference between succeeding in becoming a runner and being relegated to the sidelines. It will keep you healthy and comfortable when you run.
I explain exactly what is included in the Mojo for Running Coaching Program, what the weekly schedules include, and how they break down into a gradual progression from mostly walking to running, then from being able to run to being able to run 3.1 miles, a 5k. The program gradually moves complete non-runners from walking to running while putting great focus on conditioning. From there, the next few weeks take the beginner runner to a 5k. Then there are schedules for the runner to polish that 5k a bit before moving on to their first 10k. Then, there are schedules that move the runner on to a 10k and eventually on to a half marathon.
So, you can progress seamlessly from one set of schedules to the next until you’re ready for a half marathon.
It’s all explained in this podcast in much greater detail.
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When learning how to run, beginner runners often succumb to one major pitfall which can easily be avoided. This podcast explains how to learn to run the easier way by avoiding this common beginner runner mistake. [Read more…]