No matter your skill level, we all want to be better, faster, and stronger in our sport of choice.
Through my years of training new runners, they always reach that point during our training, that they focus on their pace per mile and how to decrease it. It’s the constant challenge of becoming better. That is what I love. It’s a metaphor for life. I mean, complacency should have no place in our daily routines, otherwise we plateau and don’t experience life to the fullest. Am I right here people?? Can I get an ‘AMEN!’
So, that is why I am so super stoked to offer in my next marathon and half marathon training a unique opportunity. My next group of runners will get the opportunity to tap into something that is usually reserved for elite athletes. We are going to measure my team of runners to determine their VO2Max. That is considered to be the best indicator of an athlete’s cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. We will get a baseline indicator of each person’s VO2Max and then measure it mid-way through the training to see how this indicator has grown.
In addition, each runner will have their gait examined and recorded for an overall running analysis. We will employ the use of an incredible piece of training equipment, the AlterG, which I have had experience using. Think a space-age treadmill. In fact, this awesome treadmill was created by NASA so astronauts could exercise in space. Today, it’s used to correct any gait inconsistencies athletes have, in rehab to take away the stress of pounding the pavement that running exemplifies , and it’s used by elite runners for tempo runs and interval work to minimize the stress to the body while still getting in their workout.
Throughout this entire process, the runners will have access to the most complete group of sports medicine doctors, nutritionists, massage therapists, and chiropractors that is usually only available to Yankee baseball players.
The next marathon/half marathon I am training a group for is considered to be one of the most beautiful running destinations in this country. It’s the Lake Placid Marathon and half marathon that takes place June 10th. **There are only 500 running numbers left for this race, and our training begins March 19th. So, if you are interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @runwithheidi.
It’s going to be an epic adventure! I mean, don’t you want to run to your fullest potential? Rhetorical question that I think I know the answer to! So, hop on board! This will be a journey you won’t soon forget!