RunnerSpace.com: Q and A: What do you do when you don't have races coming up? - NikeRunning.com - DyeStat.com Track Talk

Jump to content

Welcome to DyeStat.com Track Talk!

You will have to register for a RunnerSpace account before you can post: click the LOGIN / SIGN UP link in the top brown bar to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


Page 1 of 1

Q and A: What do you do when you don't have races coming up? - NikeRunning.com

#1 08 February 2012 06:02 PM
ross 
RunnerSpace Founder / DyeStat CEO 62 Rep Points
Join Date: 27 Sep 2007
Posts: 1635
PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip

Homepage

Dear Coach Jay,

What do you do when you don't have races coming up?

 

Many runners, both high school runners preparing for outdoor track as well as adult runners preparing for spring races, have several weeks, if not months, before their key races come up. So what should you do now to insure that you'll realize your potential in those races?The first thing you need to do is acknowledge that strides should be done two or three times a week, all year long. While doing strides may be more difficult in the winter because of snow or ice, it’s not impossible, so find a treadmill or a safe hallway at school…or even “run hills”

in the form of running the ramps in a parking garage. When you ask your legs to run faster than race pace, you ensure that race pace workouts will feel slower once you get on the track for those sessions. The other elements that should be in your training program are a weekly threshold effort, a weekly long run, and daily general strength and mobility (GSM) after your runs. That's it. If you can infuse your training schedule with those elements at this time of year, you're going to have a nice aerobic foundation (from the threshold workouts and long runs), you're going to be more injury resistant (from the GSM), and your legs will be ready for faster workouts when the weather gets milder (from doing strides several times a week).

Set yourself up for a great spring and summer of racing by keeping these elements in your weekly training.

Jay


*Coach Jay's advice is provided as general training information. Use at your own risk. Always consult with your own heath care provider for questions relating to your specific training and nutrition.

Interested in Coach Jay's General Strength Videos and other training tips? Check out the NikeRunning.com Training blog.

Always be in-the-know. Follow Nike Running on Facebook.

And don't forget, if you have a training question for Coach Jay, email him here:coachjay@nike.com.


0

Page 1 of 1

Share this topic:




Fast Reply

  

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

------DyeStat Track Talk Forums------

Main
HS General
HS Elite
College
Elite
The Plaground
Help
Training
Spikes
Nutrition
Distance
Sprints/Relays/Hur
Jumps
Throws
West
California
Nevada
West Region
Washington/Oregon
Midwest/Heartland
Michigan
Illinois
Wisconsin
Kansas
Minnesota
Midwest/Heartland Region
South/Southeast
Texas
Florida
Tennessee
South/SE Region
Northeast
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York
New England
Maryland  

 

International
Canada