Get Our Help: Save Your Running Workshop with Jae Gruenke on Saturday, June 22
When I talk about consistency, I actually mean not just doing the same thing over and over again in the same way. Runners who train without focusing on learning tend to wear down. When I inevitably experience lapses in motivation, I make an extra effort to change my routine, try a new workout, seek out the company of other people or venture into the unexplored countryside. I make it my goal to have my body learn something new every day. I continually work that small bit beyond my comfort zone in my search for more fluidity.
That’s why I’m hosting this workshop with Jae, a Feldenkrais practitioner, running technique expert, and founder of The Balanced Runner System™. Since 2003 she has helped runners from beginner to Olympian learn how to run pain-free, efficiently, and fast. She specializes in helping runners whose problems haven’t resolved with medical treatment and those transitioning to minimalist or barefoot running. Runner’s World has called her one of the 70 most influential people in running.
We put form and breathing in the center of the coaching/training process. Choose the training category that’s just above your current skill level:
Training in Category 1
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 in Category 2
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 in Category 3
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 in Category 4
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!