Is Focusing on Race Goals Holding You Back? Why your first priority should be improving your ability to train. An In-depth Interview with Greg McMillan

Elite coach Greg McMillan sat down with us to chat about how to structure training for better resultsAs our understanding of exercise physiology has evolved, coaches have come to truly understand the training needed to be done to perform your best at a given event.

The problem for most runners is that they aren’t yet ready to do that training.

Rather than focusing on preparing their body to handle the training needed to perform their best, many runners simply jump from one goal race to the next.

In this podcast, we interview Coach Greg McMillan about how he learned this lesson from legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard and how you can apply this important training theory to your training.

In this interview, we also spoke with Greg about:

  • His famed pace calculator
  • The McMillanElite training group that Greg coached in Flagstaff, AZ
  • The importance of individuality in training

We’d thank Greg for his time and wish him continued success in his coaching and good luck in setting up his new post-collegiate group.

If any of Greg’s thoughts or advice speak to you, please don’t hesitate to tell us about it. We’d also love to know what you think of our podcasts. You can leave a comment on our iTunes page. You can also leave us a voice message at (617) 356-7969.

We look forward to your feedback and thanks for listening.

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Links and resources mentioned in this interview:

Greg McMillan’s website

Base Training is More Than Just Easy Running

What You Can Learn From The History of Training Methods

The Common Runners Guide to Racing, Vacationing, and Running at Altitude

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