Years and year ago, Coach Tom (one of my former coaches) recommended that I pick up a copy of Philip Skiba’s Scientific Training for Triathletes. Coach Tom described the book as, “the best book on triathlete training that I have ever read.” Coach Tom is not one for hyperbole so I ordered the book immediately by express mail. Continue reading
Over the summer, I’ve been filling in as the track coach for my team’s track workouts. Every now and again, I have been adding in plyometrics, which I think are pretty essential for distance running. I usually get some skeptical looks (particularly from the Ironman crowd) so I thought I would explain my thinking and also talk about my views about how to use plyometrics to get free speed in your running.