The 3 Secrets Every Long Distance Runner Needs to Know About Building Endurance
You’ve started running, even considering training for a race like a 5k or half marathon. You have your training plan in hand and it includes 3, maybe 4 days of running. But what about the time in between runs? What are you supposed to do? What should you eat? How do you plan for race day? What about cross-training days that could potentially help you push back your endurance barrier each week?
Wouldn’t you want someone to come into your race training plan and show you how to get the best out of your training? The Minneapolis/St. Paul Jeff Galloway Training Groups does just that with specialty clinics during each training season on topics such as proper shoe fitting, nutrition, physical training, hill workouts, speed workouts, and more.
This past Saturday, Rashaud Imaun, owner and founder of the The You Print program, answered the biggest question on everyone’s minds: How to find a strength building plan that fits well into training for a half marathon.
Rashaud braved Minnesota’s cold April morning temperatures to host a specialty clinic for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Jeff Galloway Training Group.
Rashaud covered 3 tips to build muscle endurance.
The key is to build muscle endurance gradually. Like the Jeff Galloway philosophy, your body will respond and improve its endurance as you gently add the stress you put on it every week.
Light weight-lifting and focused muscle movement to the point of fatigue. It’s important while training for long distances not to let your muscles give out or burn because you want to prevent lactic acid build up.
Stick to interval cross training on non-running days. While you’re not running, you can still build endurance and peak conditioning with interval training. Strengthen your core but take it easy on the legs, and rest between intervals.
The You Print
What does Rashaud do when he’s not offering expertise to running groups? He is owner and founder of The You Print, a physical training and weight loss focused program. Like the Jeff Galloway training method, The You Print centers on the opportunity to take control of your health and attitude. Whether you are just beginning a journey to healthy living or taking on marathon training, Rashaud wants your motivation to be empowerment.
Not only does Rashaud’s program include meal planning and nutritional coaching, supplements, and physical training, but he also makes himself available for around the clock personal support. Visit his Facebook page www.Facebook.com/ShaudieImaun because Rashaud posts frequent health tips on a daily basis.
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