Art and Science
“Running gives us a real-life experience of the scientific method as applied in our personal lives. While meticulous planning, scientific testing, and monitoring all have their place, they can’t give us a complete picture of our true, innate running ability. By over-focusing on tangible physiological benchmarks, we often overlook the intangibles: the psychological, spiritual, and even mystical factors (all very much at play in a breakthrough performance or a record-setting run) that allow us to tap into our energies and unlock our hidden potential.” – Art
We put form and breathing in the center of the coaching/training process. Our running is much more than planning or splits. It’s a basic way to express our individual freedom.
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!