This episode is jam packed full of running tips!
Today, I chat with coach Jeff Gaudette of Runners Connect.
We talk about his experience as a collegiate and professional runner and his transition into coaching. Jeff also shares some great running tips around strength training, easy vs. hard pacing, and more!
In this episode:
- How Jeff was cut from his high school basketball team by his coach so he could train for track and field.
- Jeff’s transition from high school track and field to a successful collegiate track and field athlete at Brown University.
- Jeff’s experience training as a professional athlete with the Hanson-Brooks development team.
- How and why Jeff started coaching.
- Core training principles and the importance of strength training.
- Why runs longer than 3 hours are not necessary for all runners and how they may be contributing to your injuries.
- Why every training run should have a purpose.
- Why Jeff bases his training philosophy around the Hanson running method.
- How the training of advanced athletes is really not much different than the training of beginner runners.
- Meb Keflezighi’s Boston win and the importance of recovery.
- Why easy days need to be easier than you think.
- Jeff’s most critical training component, regardless of what distance you’re training for.
- How to optimize your aerobic system by training at the correct pace.
- How to slow down your pace without losing your running form.
- How improving your strength in your hips and glutes can help prevent injuries.
- How strength training can improve your running performance.
- How to incorporate strength training into your schedule.
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