Incorporating trail running into your marathon training is a great way to build strength, improve form and gain mental focus for your race, however there are important guidelines to keep in mind so that your off-road time doesn’t derail your marathon goals.
Not every race takes places in perfect conditions. Learn from former professional triathlete and coach Nick Radkewich how you can be ready to handle whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
For many runners, finishing a marathon is a big enough challenge. However, some runners look to test their limits by set more competitive goals. Coach Nick Radkewich has three steps for runners looking to push their limits over 26.2 miles.
Before your first running races of the season, you must transition from from base training to a race preparation phase. Coach Nick Radkewich explains how you can use form drills, intervals, and race simulations during this phase to be prepared.
The fall season can be a time to reap the benefits of your training. Coach Nick Radkewich has three areas of focus for all endurance athletes to make the fall season a successful one.
The type of goal you set for your Half marathon greatly influences the training you should do to prepare. Coach Nick Radkewich gives his advice on how to train for a time or placing goal.
The ability to run well after a swim and bike is critical for success in triathlon. Nick Radkewich, a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team and current Head Coach of the Endicott College Men's Cross Country team, gives you three ways to improve your ability to run well off the bike.
Used correctly, the treadmill can be a great way to get in constructive workouts. Adapted from outdoor runs, these three workouts will help you get faster and allow you to track progress over time.
Switching over to track from cross country requires a shift in coaching too. Coach Nick Radkewich lays out his methods for getting the most from his runners when they change from the rolling grass to the oval track.
Without proper planning and monitoring of a student-athlete's training load, life's other stresses, such as classes, social life and campus activities can contribute to overtraining and failure to reach goals. For this reason I consider planning duties the most important aspect of a coach's responsibilities.