Canadian Running Magazine had a poll on their site the other day asking if runners counted their runs in kilometres or miles, or if they “just run.” I’d like to suggest a 3rd alternative: count your volume in minutes.
American Olympian PattiSue Plummer tells her high school girls cross country and track teams to remember “we are racers, not runners.” There is so much interesting about this idea, and also so much anxiety and hype over racing, that I want to unpack this weird thing we do called racing.
“I need to work on my speed.” This is something I hear all the time from new runners.
In the last couple weeks, I outlined the broad strokes of what a runner might do over the winter.
Hi all! I’ve just got back from a very interesting course on coaching distance runners and I hope to be able to share some of the things I’ve learned here.
What a year! I guess the year is not quite over yet, but we’ve taken our post-track season break, with a couple of exceptions for folks who are rolling through some marathon training, or who got a late start on the season and are looking for one last performance at the 5k Endurance in a couple of weeks.
With various provincial high school track championships taking place across the country these past couple of weekends, it seemed an appropriate time to consider how we are doing in terms of developing these youngsters into senior level talent.