I’m back! Sorry for the long delay between blogs, but if you are following my plan you should be finishing up your build up( emphasizing speed/economy) and heading into six weeks of the VO2 max block. The next block is keying on lactate threshold.
To Run or Not?
Tough week for me here in blogsville as I caught the cold/flu that is sweeping the nation. Running through a cold is something I do regularly and I equate it to altitude training. It is difficult to breathe and normal easy runs become harder, but once the cold subsides the fact you endured makes you […]
The Build Up
Well the holidays are over and so is my rest period. I don’t know about you, but I ended my year with some excessive drinking. Thankfully I was more disciplined with my food intake and only put on a few pounds. I am very excited to start training again. Block one here I come! As […]
From my last article we all know the four areas to improve to become a better runner: more endurance more speed higher VO2 max, and a higher lactate threshold. You can’t accomplish this all at once. You must do things in a step by step fashion. You have to periodize your training. Just like a […]
Thanks for tuning into blog number two in coach’s corner. This week I wanted to tell you about the framework for a training plan. Just like rock and roll is a rip off of the blues and every horror movie seems to rip off Hitchcock, my coaching theories are a rip off of all the […]
The Starting Line
Hi! My name is Bob Schwelm and I am the owner of the Bryn Mawr Running Company- a retail store in the Philadelphia suburbs. As you have probably already figured out, writing is not my strong suit. I have been a competitive runner for over 35 years and logged well over 100,000 miles. I am […]