Running Less to Run Better – a GlobalNews Interview

“Global News: A lot of coaches will advise people who want to take up running that if you want to get better at running, run more. What’s your problem with that approach?

Jeff Horowitz:Well, that’s certainly true up to a certain point. With many things, a little is good, a little more is better. But then a lot more is not helping and a lot more than that actually can be quite detrimental. There’s a lot of research now that’s suggesting that weekly mileage that’s more than about 35 miles a week increases the risk of injury tremendously… I love running myself and I want everyone to discover that for themselves and find the same passion for it that I have – but at the same time recognize that there’s a smart way of doing this that will prevent us from getting hurt.”

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About horowitzrun

Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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