In this episode,
Dr. Scotti breaks down the principles of base or foundational training and how doing this properly will keep you healthy doing what you love and not ending up in the doctors or physical therapists office.
He also shares his personal running journey 2021 reflection, take home points, and goals for 2022!
Listen to find out if you are doing the 3 main ingredients that should be incorporated into your base or foundational training period prior to jumping into full blown half marathon or marathon training cycles. Following this episode you will know what training cycles are, different types of runs, and the best timing to incorporate base training into your yearly running goals.
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
Previous episodes and resources mentioned in this episode:
Episode 50- What is a Training Cycle?
Episode 6- Training Tips for Runners (How to Train Smart With Proper Progression):
Episode 25- How Fast Should I Run – 3 Types of Runs:
Episode 70: What Muscles are Best to Strengthen for Running with Dr.Scotti
Episode 99: How To Run Faster with Better Form (What are strides with Coach Whitney):
Episode 98: How Do You Do a Tempo Run
SPARK Healthy Runner 5 Minute Warm Up For Running: https://youtu.be/5cKxUUVeVVI
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