The main focus of Consistent Running's training philosophy is... consistency. When taking into consideration the running volume, frequency, intensity and any other non running influences the total training load should be fairly consistent. Many runners will have a large variation from week to week which will have a negative effect on their running.
Personal Run Coaching
The plan will be delivered to best suit your needs, weekly plans can be done with set days for each workout or they can be given in a way that you can rearrange days to best suit your lifestyle. Notes will be given to help guide you & make sure enough rest/recovery is taken between key sessions. Some people may find a plan delivered with 2 weeks training is a better option. While everything is done to reduce the likelihood of injuries, sometimes they still occur. If you are suffering from an injury or niggle often more frequent feedback with less forward planning is best to allow for better customisation and quicker recovery.
Consistent Running coaching is delivered and monitored using Final Surge online training platform. It is free to sign up for athletes and will allow manual uploading of activities as well as syncing with other platforms such as Strava, Suunto Movescount and Garmin Connect.
Injury Management Consultation
If you are unable to run at all it would be best to address the underlying problem first. Once you are able to run at an easy effort, even for only a short distance you will get the best results from this session. The goal of this consultation is to help identify and address biomechanical and running technique issues that may result in ongoing injuries, some of the screening tests may not be able to be completed properly if you are suffering from an acute injury.
Wear suitable running clothes and shoes. If you use various shoes, bring them along for assessment.
Usually the consultation will take around 45mins to 1 hour.
If you record your training it would be a good idea to send through (or bring along a copy to the session) the previous couple of months worth of training. Many injuries are the result of training load errors and the correct management of your training load is essential to complement any suggestions that may be made to modify your running technique.
It is best to not schedule a hard training session on the day before. You may be given some exercises to do the day before to record the result.