Coaching Links, Hints and Tips
Notes on Running Shoes
- For anyone thinking of getting into running the Metric Couch to 5K 9 Week program suggests working out 3 days/week and builds over the 9 weeks until you can do 30 minutes of running (or 5k, whichever comes first).
- Run To Footstock Clinic can also be a good place to start.
Links to Marathon Training Plans
- Hanson Project Advanced plan
- Hanson Project Beginners Marathon Plan
- Hanson Project Half-Marathon Plan
- Serpentine Club in UK Very Advanced Marathon plan – 2:30 target
5k and 10k plans
- Serpentine Club in UK Training for 5k
- Serpentine Club in UK Shaping up to the 10k challenge
- Frank Horwill on elite 5K training
- An argument for building weekly training volume from John Kellogg – This Low Volume Rubbish
- Champions Everywhere site Types of Training Sessions
- Hill Sprints for distance runners
- It takes a long time to get good at parkour
- Advice on Tapering Athletes and coaches are beginning to realise that reducing the training load before a major race pays dividends. They are also realising that in the monthly training cycle it pays to have an “easy” week. But, just how best to do this is a matter of much debate.
- Parkour training for silent running A loud and heavy landing is obviously different and easily noticed from a quiet and soft landing and often one can tell a beginner from a experienced practitioner by the amount of noise produced during their movement.
- Stride Rate and the Speed of Running
Just for fun – single age records
10K road records for men and women how old would your competitor have to be? 5K track records for men and women – would you believe that an 81 year old lady has run a 29:30 5K? The marathon records are similarly crazy – but you do have to be crazy to run a marathon anyway…