Often when discussing the 10k Training Programs, I read and reply to users of the forums who discuss training methods and the want to do other sessions such as hillwork to be incorporated into the schedule or tempo runs.
Now whereas all these particular sessions are of value, providing advice and coaching over the internet is not straight forward and easy.
Our programs are progressive and the first objective is to keep it simple. Those runners who come onto the forums and spend time utilising the feedback, soon learn about the different cycles and how after the Build Up training, 1hr runs are incorporated into the schedule which were not there previously.
We don’t rush the process, we understand the need for adaptation and to develop along with the least amount of damage, which can so easily occur in this sport if the correct recovery and common sense is not applied.
So the intention is, as you progress through the cycles, we add different components to the training which we cannot add to the program while the athlete is still developing.
Always remember the intention is to train to race, and not to train purely for the sake of training.
Results based training, goal orientated towards short term and long term goals, and achieving levels as one progresses makes it all worthwhile.
At Time-to-Run the intention is to achieve this while still maintaining balance and perspective.