Art Ives of Boulder, Colorado has either coached or competed at every running distance from 100 meters to 100 miles. He puts form and breathing in the center of the coaching/training process and prioritizes the workouts that give you the most satisfaction so you can train the way your mind, body and schedule work best. You will also appreciate Art’s grasp of the global history, philosophy and spirituality of the sport. He’s at his best when drawing from all of these worlds and putting them directly into practice. The effect this can have in boosting a runner’s confidence can be dramatic!
Happiness is knowing you’re doing the right thing in the right way.
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!