Continuous Learning about the sport you take part in
is essential and if in doubt about what to do
The types of running can all be quite confusing
to start with, but you will soon become accustomed
to the terminology. One of the things you will
need to decide on is which sessions to do and how
often - and here experience plays a big part.
It is possible to work out a schedule by trial
and error, however the errors may lead to, at
best, a performance which doesn’t match your
potential and at worst injuries or illness.
It is important, for all
runners, to seek advice on what training they
should be doing. All good athletes and coaches
are constantly trying to learn new ideas to
improve what they already know. Athletes normally
achieve their best results when sessions are
either set by a coach or with the overseeing eye
of a coach.
We are not saying you can't do it on your
own - but if you do, it can be harder.
Probably the most important things to do are
talk to other runners about their experiences
(as mentioned above all athletes should try to
absorb all the information about their sport that
they can) and observe the
note of caution.