How They Train!

Bing Xu - May 2011


How many years have you been running?

Lifetime personal records

Consider your training over the past 6 months to one year.  How many miles a week do you typically run when not injured and consistently running?

What running events (sprints to ultra-distance) do you train for or what are your training goals?

What does your typical week of running look like?

I do most of my runs at lunch time, I run 3-4 days a week for 5 miles on Blair Stone/Capital Circle, cold or hot, rain or shine.

How does your training vary over the course of a year?

Do you peak for certain races?

How much sleep do you usually get at night?

What time of the day do you normally run?

What injuries have hampered your training over the past year? 

Do you take any dietary or medical supplements?

What type of running shoes do you prefer?

Do you race in a different type of running shoe?

Do you use weight training?

Do you stretch? 

What are your favorite running routes?

What running resources do you like that would benefit someone else?

How has your training changed over the years?

What examples can you give of specific training methods?

What were the results?

What advice do you have for beginning or experienced runners to help them with their training?