the right thing in the right way.
Art Ives of Boulder, Colorado has either coached or competed at every running distance from 100 meters to 100 miles. Art puts form and breathing in the center of the coaching/training process. He helps you train the way your mind, body and schedule work best by prioritizing the workouts that give you the most satisfaction. He’s at his best when drawing from the global history, philosophy and spirituality of the sport and putting these worlds directly into practice. The effect he can have in boosting a runner’s confidence can be dramatic!
In many ways our sport is beautifully simple, all you do is lace up your running shoes and head out the door. So on the surface, it might seem like running should require less learning time, less training time, less equipment and less organization than almost any other fitness routine out there. The logical conclusion is there should be little need to learn skills, hire an instructor or join a club but times have changed!
Training the 1st way
Is about casual consistency – that’s a secret to falling in love with running. You’ll reach a point where you won’t feel right if you miss your workout!
Note – The weekly mileage numbers are estimates only. Experience matters much, much more.
Training the 2nd way
Is about systematic- variation. You’ll be weaving in some new ingredients like surge intervals, speed-endurance runs, hill repetitions and a long run of 60-90 minutes. Your weekly runs can be rotated to suit you so you get enough rest.
Training the 3rd way
Is about being precise and selective. We’ll shake up the mainstream dependency on quantitative long runs and generic tempo runs with new and different hill workouts and 5K & 10K paced sessions on the road, track or trail, all designed to complement those essential longer efforts.
Training the 4th way
Is about continuing to search out the best in yourself, so you gain the confidence to go your own way, at your own pace, without worrying about how other people train. We all gravitate to Category 4 eventually whether we realize it or not!