We all want to be at the top of our game, at all times. But what happens when there’s a setback? How do you overcome injury? Or burnout? Or a plateau in progression? These challenges are all indicative of one thing- the body needs to rest and reset.
Base building is a commonly used but rarely well defined term in running. Base training can be summed up as teaching your body to rely on fat for fuel at increasing paces.
The Rate of Perceived Effort Scale (RPE) is very useful in helping to determine if you are exercising at the intended intensity for a workout. Learn how to use this scale to maximize your training benefits from running.
These common running mistakes have probably found their way into your running at one time or another. But, have you learned from them before they resulted in injury, burnout, or poor performance?
If your goals are to get faster, run longer, build more muscle, or even to lose weight, you may want to consider adding stamina runs, tempo runs, speed runs and more to your training routine.