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How They Train!

Roger Schmidt - May 2016


Did you compete in high school cross country or track?

Did you compete in college cross country or track?

How many years have you been running?

Lifetime personal records

What running events do you train for or what are your training goals?

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 does your typical week of running look like?

How does your training vary over the course of a year? Do you take recovery or down time? Do you peak for certain races?

How much sleep do you usually get at night?

What time of day do you normally run?

What injuries have hampered your training over the past year? 

Do you take any dietary or medical supplements?

  1. Not in pill form, however I as well as my in-house dietitian Anna Busby, hold whole food items in high regard as an influential component of feeling nimble, nourished, and pleasant. I envision our dietary regimen in six segments:

  2. 1. Dark Roast Coffee and Sierra Trail Clif Bars are my morning staple.
    2. Any and all forms of fruits smothered in natural crunchy peanut butter constitute part of the post-run snack. 
    3. Oatmeal with fruits and protein powder has magic powers and serves as a once daily rejuvenation food for me. 
    4. Green Vegetables such as Kale, Brussels, Broccoli, and arugula are the cornerstones of the dinner table arrangement. 
    5. Probiotic Containing Fermented Foods such as Greek Yogurt (Mix with Ranch power and Sriacha for a potent dipping sauce), Kimchi, Sauerkraut, and Organic Kombucha have replaced our less desirable indulgences (i.e. alcohol) with novelty food items that we can seek out and enjoy guilt free.
    6. Our pre-race dinner consists of steak and yams.

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, and what were the results?

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