Three Rules for my Athletes
I was thinking to myself recently, “If there were 3 things I hoped all of my athletes would mind, what would they be?”, and here’s what I came up with!
First, is to never run through a niggle! I’ve often said that the best runners may be the best at resting when they feel a potential issue. Doing this instead of running on it and risking injury leads to more consistent training!
Second is to not cram training. I’ll often frontload my week with an important run (typically the long one) so if I do need to move it back a day, that’s no big deal. But be mindful of putting too much volume within too short of a period of time.
Third is to be diligent with ancillary work like plyometrics, bodyweight routines, and strength training!