Category Archives: Distance Running

Cross Country Summer Training

Training High School Cross Country Runners Summer Training Developing a cross country program at the high school level requires careful attention since governing bodies in most states limit preseason activities for a season that is invariably shorter than that of other high school sports. Books dealing with the training of world class athletes are less…

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Why Tempo Training For Runners

Tempo Training For Runners What is Tempo Training? Tempo training is also known as lactate threshold and anaerobic threshold training. Threshold pace is the effort level just below which the body’s ability to clear lactate, a by-product of carbohydrate metabolism, can no longer keep up with lactate production. Toby Tanser, author of Train Hard, Win…

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Exercises For Runners

INSTANT ACCESS Download Charlie Kern can teach you how to run more efficiently and train at a variety of speeds to make running a more enjoyable experience. Coach Kern worked with Coach Joe Newton for 16 years. He has applied the positive attributes from his many coaches and mentors to create a philosophy of running…

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Cross Country Training For Distance Runners

Distance Running Training High School Cross Country Runners In Season Training By Joel Pearson USATF Level 2 Certified Coach What happens when the regular season begins varies tremendously among the top programs. Some have succeeded with high mileage programs (this term includes distances from 50 miles per week to well over 100). Others emphasize fast…

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Distance Running Summer Training

An essential ingredient in building a successful high school cross country team is a summer training program. In some states coaches can be directly involved, while in others they must have no contact at all. Summer runs can be conducted by team captains. This takes the coach out of the equation and helps develop a sense…

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