September 17 2018
We’ve all heard stretching is important, but everyone has a different opinion on the proper way to stretch. Let us set the record
NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training–especially when it comes to seasonal training strategies.
Every workout has a purpose or a primary objective. Maybe you are working on hill strength, practicing pace, getting used to being able to run fast in hot weather or keeping your footing on a different terrain. First identify what you are trying to accomplish, and then try to set up an environment and training session that help you achieve your workout goal. Typically, you want to have your workout session during the most temperate or cooler part of the summer day. However, if you are preparing for a race that will take place on a hot day, it is beneficial to have a few hard workouts in the warm weather as preparation for race day.