Sara Manderscheid on Long-Term Improvement, Endurance Building, & Warm-up Strategy

Whether you are thinking about your long-term progress or how to warm up effectively for your next challenging workout, this episode is here to help! We answer listener questions  in this week’s special episode.

While the act of running is simple, sometimes the concepts around training and racing can feel complicated. And the longer you’re in the sport, the more you may want to understand the nuances of how to tweak and improve your own training.

Having a coach to answer all your questions is ideal, especially since so much of what you find online is either generic and oversimplified or just downright harmful. But this episode offers the next best thing – answers to questions covering a wide array of training topics that apply to runners of all levels.

Sara Manderscheid answers your toughest training questions

My guest for this special episode answering your training questions is running coach Sara Manderscheid. Sara has more than 15 years of competitive experience and is a Boston qualifier. She hosts the Elevate Your Running podcast and turned the tables to interview me in episode 257.

Sara is an experienced coach who leads the Elevate Your Running camps held in Boulder, Colorado. Today she takes time to answer a variety of training questions with me, ranging from injury prevention and warm ups to planning your long-term training.

We discuss:

  • What, if any, are the warning signs before straining a muscle?
  • Beyond training design, what should athletes prioritize for continued progress?
  • How concerned should you be with heart rate fluctuations during a taper?
  • What are the different ways to approach warming up for a variety of workouts?
  • How do athletes strategize for long-term planning?
  • Sarah’s road to continued progress in her own running!

Sara Manderscheid has knowledge and enthusiasm for helping runners and it’s contagious. Your training is sure to benefit from our discussion!

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