It’s just less than 4 months until the Hexham Half Marathon on Sunday 14th July 2019. There is no better time to start training than now. The 13.1 mile race is an endurance challenge and will take beginners 3-4 months of dedicated training to be race ready.
To get better at running, you must run. However, using running as your only training method isn’t the most effective way to improve performance and remain injury free. With no strength training at all, you put yourself at risk of exacerbating muscular imbalances and injuries and possibly stunting your progress.
Velocity Based Training (VBT) uses technology such as wearable accelerometers or linear transducers to measure movement velocity during an exercise such as a Back Squat. This provides us with information regarding the speed of the concentric movement which enables the coach to provide specific feedback and prescribe accurate training intensities.