RUN SECRETS - after a season of fastest run splits and consistent PRs over 1/2 mara, 10k, 5k i’ve had a lot people asking what i’m doing.
1. Consistently being challenged in strength training all winter and spring. If I can box jump, single leg squat and lunge well then I can run well. Its the single most effective way to get your body ready to move your weight across the earth at the best possible speed that YOU can. Strength training gives you the confidence to endure at your maximal pace in racing and to cope with the stress of run training. On top of that all your weaknesses are exposed and can be quickly fixed up. I recommend it for EVERYONE. (Even more than yoga, pilates, massage, meditation or whatever other fluff is on-trend)
Nobody is born with run speed or the strength to maintain that speed for very long. Everything is worked for.
Am super grateful to my longtime coach and mentor @philmansfield_msi he had always sorted me out when i feel i need some hard work.