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QT: A Little Change Can Be a Good Thing


How do you feel about changing things up?

As you might be aware, I’m a fan of a good routine and sticking with the status quo.

We Fear Change

I’m not sure that I necessarily fear change, but I am sure that I don’t very often like change.

Yet, sometimes change is a necessary thing… Read more

QT: A Consistent Training Schedule May Be Boring, but It’s Effective AF!


Every Monday morning, I sit down at the computer and update the training plans of all of my coaching clients.

For whatever reason, this week it really struck how repetitive most of the plans end up being.

While I pride myself on creating unique plans for each client, once a client finds the routine that works for him or her things start to look pretty much the same week in and week out.

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Types of Running Workouts: Part 2 (with Video)

If you remember last week’s video post, I talked about some of the different types of running workouts that you’re likely to complete as a runner. If you missed last week’s post, click here to check it out.

In this week’s post, I’m looking at the one type of workout that I didn’t touch on last week: speed training and some of the varieties of speed training that you may see.

Speed training is vitally important no matter what kind of race you are training for, from 5k to ultra marathon.

And the reason that speed training is one of the important types of running workout boils down to physiological benefits of running hard.

Speed work strengthens your heart and lungs, strengthens your bones, improves the strength and functionality of your muscles and tendons, and can also improve your form.

So yeah, it’s kind of important.

What is Your Favorite Speed Workout?

Different Types of Running Workouts-Part I

Do you know what the different type of running workouts are, and why your training plan includes each type of run no matter what distance race you are training for?

In Part I of this two part series, I’m talking about some of the more common types of running workouts found in many training plans:

  • Long Runs
  • Tempo Runs
  • Hill Runs
  • Fartlek Runs

What makes each of these types of running workouts unique?

Then next week, I’ll be looking entirely at speed work and the different styles of speed training that you may see in your training plan.

What Are Your Favorite Types of Running Workouts?