It all comes down to the concept of quality over quantity
Most runners measure their training by the number of miles run rather than how those miles are run.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior in Colorado or a Maasai Warrior in Kenya, my training plans prioritize the workouts that give you the most satisfaction rather than overwhelm you by squeezing in everything you think you should accomplish. As long as you have a training schedule that incorporates different distances, paces, and recoveries, you will reach your potential.
Everyone can improve their mental effort
Under the surface, many aspects of the running action vary constantly between strides. The supervision and structure you get in our private workouts help create pathways for your foot-speed, the ability to surge, change speeds and stay mentally resilient. You get loose and relaxed, your awareness heightens, and your muscular energy peaks.
Approached confidently, changing speeds and varying the terrain on which you train teaches you more precise coordination and along with the corresponding changes in your habitual cadence and stride patterns, serves to alleviate the repetitive-stress (and aches and pains) of running the same pace mile after mile on the flats. Even though it’s very therapeutic and enjoyable to run slowly on easy terrain, both styles are vital to The Way of Running.
When & where
Ideally, we’ll meet weekly (or biweekly) at a convenient road, track or trailhead, agreed upon in advance, here in Boulder County. I love to teach in beautiful places! As we progress, be ready to explore a new open space, mountain park or other scenic running venues.
You’ll get personalized answers to the most important questions in running: How much should you train? How long is long enough? How fast is fast enough? What are the best times to do each workout? Who are the most important people to work with? What are the most important things to do at all times?