Spartan will be back in So-Cal with their Sprint and Beast race Spring of 2018 May 19-20. This is a great race to help you with your 2018 strength and endurance goals! Let us know when you sign up so we can get you on our training plan.
Great day at So-Cal Spartan yesterday PSL coaches and our kids conquered the mountain at Big Bear. Contact our Gym for your Spartan and Personal Training!
Congratulations Megan finishing her first Spartan race today!! Awesome accomplishment. Megan has trained hard here in San Diego for Spartan Southern California.
Coaches got to play today! Ah roo! A tough day running a half marathon and tackling some difficult obstacles and strength challenges. Our training at the lab certainly paid off. Also congratulations to PLS client Ricardo Miramontes who also had a great finish. All three under 3 hours but more importantly we finished strong and had a lot of fun running it.
Are you ready to challenge yourself to do a Spartan? Contact us today to set up a free Success Session to discuss how we can help you reach your goals.
PSL provides individualized and specific training programs for endurance athletes. Ricardo has made great progress with Coach Mark so far and will be ready for the Spartan Race "Beast" in September!
Spartan Race SOCAL Weekend, Performance Strength Lab will be representing with our coaches and athletes @ Spartan Beast on September 17th. Do you need help training for this race or the Sprint? Contact us today and lets get you started.
Coach Tip: Building Endurance
By: Coach Joe Beckerley USAW-SP, USAT-1, CPT
Want to speed up for endurance events? You might need to slow down - probably to a much slower pace that you are currently using on your long “slow” runs.
Improving your aerobic base involves adding an aerobic base building period at the beginning of each running season. I’m currently training for the Lake Hodges Ultra in October – so for me, the aerobic base building period is right now.
Building a great aerobic base is accomplished by training exclusively aerobic for a period of at least 3-weeeks for advanced athletes, with a longer period required for beginners. During this period, anaerobic workouts including speed work, competition, and high intensity weight training should be avoided. A heart rate monitor can help you find your specific heart rate that will allow for this optimal development.
Running slower, and staying aerobic, during this phase lays the training base that will eventually allow you to run faster for your race distance. So, if you are looking to finish faster in your next endurance event, ask yourself on your next long run – should I be slowing down?
Come to our SD Runner’s Clinic to learn more about training phases or contact us at Performance Strength Lab today if you want help improving your running.
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