There is no Secret.
“What was the secret, they wanted to know; in a thousand different ways they wanted to know The Secret. And not one of them was prepared, truly prepared to believe that it had not so much to do with chemicals and zippy mental tricks as with that most un-profound and sometimes heart-rending process of removing, molecule by molecule, the very tough rubber that comprised the bottoms of his training shoes. The Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials.”
― John L. Parker Jr., Once a Runner
For the next 13 weeks, I'll post the current season training of the high school team I coach. Prepare to be underwhelmed...our training is very basic and would make for the most boring Workout Wednesday's ever.
Some coaches are hesitant to share exactly what they are doing, however I feel a little bit differently.
First of all- as the quote from Once a Runner proclaims- there really aren't any secrets in training. Everything that could be done, already has been done. Of course there are differences in the way coaches put together pieces of the puzzle, but for the most part, we're all using the same ingredients. Furthermore, every single year the details of training change. What we do this season won't look like the training that we do next season. Some of it will stay, much of it will be adjusted or replaced.
Hopefully these posts offer positive insight into an in-season training cycle and perhaps some useful ideas along the way.
The first week of training for the 2016 season will be posted on Sunday, March 6th.