30 Aug '15, 7pm

No fear plus hills and mileage are the keys to training success:

Every coach is nervous about overtraining or injuring an athlete. As a result, we often keep the training short of the "red line." But, with competitive runners who have high goals, it's important to not be afraid to spend some time of the year in the "red zone" as you get ready for your big race(s). Nothing instilled this more than a conversation I had with Coach Shigeo Watanabe, who coaches Yoko Shibui--the seventh-fastest woman marathoner in history with a time of 2:19:47. When asked about their training, his answer was simple: "We do the training that is necessary to win the race." Wow! How simple. No ifs, ands, or buts with Coach Nabe. Just an acceptance of the work that is necessary to win. For Shibui, that means up to 150 miles per week with lots of marathon-specific workouts. She doesn't do this year-round but when it comes to the three months before her goal race,...

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