Running is a joy.
Running is also a chore.
Do you struggle to pace your run without getting physically and mentally exhausted?
You never set out to have a bad run, do you?
But invariably it happens. You start off fine but the exhaustion quickly gushes in. And it’s no secret why this happens. We all lead busy lives and our energy is taken up by our work, family, and the day to day stresses and ordeals we all have to deal with. What’s great about running is that it can break through all that stress and give you even more energy. Energy that carries over to you having a higher quality life.
And yet you rarely feel that way on most runs
You know what those great running days feel like: you feel energized—like you could go on forever. You don’t dread going all the way to the turnaround point. You have no worries about not completing this run. You know it won’t be a problem. You feel strong, feet strike firmly and quickly on and off the ground. you’re light on your feet. You’re running tall. Breathing is even and steady, if the breathing ever gets a little labored, your body stays strong and doesn’t fade and the breathing soon settles back down as it knows your body has this run in the bag. The farther you go when you’re energized the more the energy seems to build. it takes a little more work to keep the pace, but it’s work that you welcome.
What if every run could feel that way?
LET 5 SPEED RUNNING SPRINKLE A LITTLE
PURPOSE BACK INTO YOUR RUNNING
Get the most out of your running with purposeful training. When you train properly, not only do you get faster, but the process becomes easier, your mood better, and, ultimately, you feel great.
Fresh Training Program
5 Speed Running will put together a program that keeps training fresh & spontaneous while addressing your specific needs.
The proven 5 Speed Method takes the worry out of your training and provides workouts calibrated to your past achievements, current fitness level, and future goals.
And here’s why you need to run with a purpose
Haphazard training will not improve your fitness and can even cause you more harm than good. If you overtrain one energy system over another or don’t train in the right sequence, then exhaustion has no option but to set in. It’s normal to feel tired on runs, but when you struggle to complete runs or quit on a scheduled run, then you are not training properly and burnout is inevitable.
Hitting the Wall
Many times when we are training, we do not run at the correct pace relative to our current ability. When you train relative to your current ability or slightly ahead of your current ability you are practicing progressive improvement, where your body breaks down enough to rebuild again. When you don’t train properly, your body breaks down too quickly and you don’t get enough recovery. This cycle continues and the more you run, the more exhausted you become.
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GET ON A SUCCESS CYCLE
TAKE THE FRUSTRATING GUESSWORK OUT OF YOUR TRAINING
RUN SMARTER, FEEL BETTER, AND GET FASTER
REPLACE YOUR GENERIC TRAINING PLAN WITH YOUR OWN PERSONAL COACH
SIMPLE, SPECIFIC TRAINING
SAVE THE HASSLE OF STARTING AND STOPPING
BRING MOTIVATION AND PURPOSE TO YOUR RUNS
REDUCE CHANCE OF INJURY
AVERAGE COST OF YOUR PERSONAL TRAINING IS LESS THAN $2 A DAY!
What Makes 5speed Different
The one thing that separates 5 Speed Running from any other running training program is support.
OUR SUPPORTIVE RUNNER’S TRAINING CENTER
What’s truly unique about our training plans is the Runner’s Training Center that supports our runners. While other plans are stand alone and leave you fending for yourself, our success…and yours comes from a complete support system and suite of tools which track, quantify, & optimize your training both upfront and behind the scenes.
In other words…we always have your back and we’ll see you through from start to finish!
In addition, Coach Rickerman is always there for you whether it be email, phone, forum, or the 5 Speed Running message center.
- Stanley Mutai – Kenya
I'm greatful here with the training. It has been a good year for us all. The program has been promising to us. I took part in the Christmas race on 18.12.2006 12k. I took position 2 with the time of 34.20 mins. also for the chrismas i run the 14k price being the Grade Cow. I won the race with 41mins johnstone being position 3. i'm now resting for the next program from Coach Rickerman. GOAL: WIN A COW AND FEED THE FAMILY (no kidding)
- Kelly Borchard – Los Angeles
Ken Rickerman's 5 speed running program was the key to making me the best runner possible. Ken also showed a high degree of personal commitment to my success. During my training for the world championship, I pulled my hamstring terribly. Ken then took the time to alter my workout and program to speed the healing process, while keeping my fitness level high. We were in weekly contact, and in just one month, I went from hardly walking to running a consistently fast 5,000 meter time. I trust Ken completely because of the care he showed me during a very troubling time. GOAL: WORLD CHAMPION
- Arlene Bitmansour – Boston
I have been a recreational runner for 16 years. My running gradually improved until I reached a plateau. I decided that I needed to run and train purposefully. Coach Rickerman’s training programs are designed to improve strength and speed and as I progressed through each training program my running improved and I felt stronger and faster as evidenced by my improved race times. GOAL: BREAK THROUGH PLATEAU
Your First Step to Better Running
Get the right pace for you with our Pace to Race Workout Calculator
More than just a running calculator, this tool delivers actual workouts that you can print and keep as a guide to improving your running. It also shows your potential finish times for various race distance, helping you not go out too fast or too slow. Oh, and of course, this running calculator will give you the correct paces to train for endurance, stamina, threshold, strength, and speed. It’s yours free right here.
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