Plyometrics. Is it simply jumping? Or is there more to it? When should a middle distance / distance runner employ this type of training? How often? How close to a workout or race day?
As you can see, there are a lot of questions surrounding plyometric training for the middle distance/distance runner. Where to begin? A close examination of history shows plyometrics begins with Run, Run, Run author Fred Wilt. He coined the term. And worked in collaboration with Russian coach Michael Yessis to promote the usefulness of this method of physical work. Wilt saw plyometrics as an indispensable aid for distance runners, as should you.
At the High Performance West On Coaching | Workshop #2 in Portland on February 24th, 2018, HPW Director Jonathan Marcus, will present how he interprets plyometrics training and programs it into the preparation of the national class middle distance / distance athletes he guides. He will clearly detail the type of plyometrics activities he employs and the progressions for them. As well as how he harmonizes it with running training. The goal is for you to walk away with a crisper understanding of how you can intelligently incorporate plyometrics into your athlete's training with noticeable impact on their power (speed x strength).
You can enroll for Workshop #2 in Portland or Online now.