Ironman legend Scott Molina once advised me to run every day. At the time, I thought he was crazy. How could I run every day? My legs would fall off and I’d never recover. In fact, Scott’s advice became the cornerstone of my run program and enabled me to run the fastest overall splits at many triathlons.
You can also benefit from a few other valuable tips I’ve learned along the way:
1. Schedule run “blocks” into your big-picture program.
The easiest way to increase your run frequency is to designate a month where you try to run daily, making the supplemental sessions 30 minutes at an easy pace. You will see results from inserting several of these run months into your annual training program. However, remember to be flexible and listen to your body if you start to feel an injury coming on. No single training session is worth jeopardizing your overall training consistency.