Category: Training

  • Hobbs Kessler: A Unique Approach to Training

    Hobbs Kessler: A Unique Approach to Training

    Hobbs Kessler’s name should be on every coach’s radar. His recent 3:48 in the Wannamaker Mile, just two years after competing in high school, is a remarkable feat. But what truly sets him apart is his unconventional training approach challenging established norms and sparking lively discussions within the coaching community.

  • Lydiard Lacing Method

    Lydiard Lacing Method

    Coach Arthur Lydiard was revolutionary in his approach to training middle distance and distance runners. His Training Pyramid is still the model most often used by distance coaches today and greatly influenced both Jack Daniels, Joe Vigil and others. But, did you know he also perfected a way of lacing shoes to relieve pressure on…

  • Cross-Training to Maximize Running Performance

    Cross-Training to Maximize Running Performance

    Cross-training is more than just a tool for injured athletes; it amplifies training volume, aids recovery, and revitalizes an athlete’s passion for the sport.

  • Coach Joe Vigil: Cracking the Code

    Coach Joe Vigil: Cracking the Code

    This article delves deep into Dr. Vigil’s training philosophy, unveiling the principles that shaped champions and revolutionized distance running with emphasis on how his methods can be applied to high school distance programs.

  • The Mileage Manifesto for Distance Runners

    The Mileage Manifesto for Distance Runners

    For those entering the realm of distance running, be it on tracks, trails, or roads, the significance of mileage cannot be overstated.

  • Less is More: Avoid Overtraining

    Less is More: Avoid Overtraining

    Undertraining is the secret to limiting injuries, avoiding burnout, and keeping athletes engaged and confident all season long.