Do you run or train? The difference is important!

Guillem Montagut

14 February, 2014

Most popular races that participate every weekend in popular races organized everywhere, run and run! But where is the difference between running and training to run better and do it right?
The races boom has meant that the number of athletics players named popular has grown exponentially in recent times. Runners who often, with the idea that training is to wear clothing and footwear and go out into the streets, parks or mountains to make miles, forget that you have to set goals, follow planning and set methods to achieve the best Possible results or, at least, the most desired ones.
All of them, despite being popular, are attracted to the reduction of their "cronos" in each race that make and channel their greatest expectations of being able to overcome it year after year, and, of course, here's the dilemma! How can performance increase if they always do the same, if their body always has to adapt to the same type of effort, if they always apply the same kind of stimuli?
Some are limited to finding formulas of alleged and controversial success on the internet or looking for a magic recipe that can be easily applied, and when they find it or they do not know how to interpret it or, worse, they interpret it badly. Because a sheet of paper is not a workout and training is not to obey.
The advice of a specialist technician is required
From this point of view, it is important to emphasize the key importance of the specialist technician, and to do so from his most instructive side to athletes. It is who will be more capable to plan, program, develop and evaluate how the training evolves. He will apply the basic principles of training, such as the progression and alternation of burdens or the principle of variability. He will design the proposed activities, who will calculate rhythms and pauses, etc. But all these premises are only valid if they are taught at the same time with the ability to train athletes, in the broad sense of the word, in an exciting and motivating way. The intrinsic necessity of the proximity relationship between sportspeople and technician is intrinsically necessary. There are a couple of aspects of the training, very important, where this need is clearly evident. One is the actions of improvement of the career technique, and the other, the so-called "invisible" training, with reference to all collateral situations in the same training sessions.
Train is to set clear and achievable goals? If. And follow a schedule? Too. And carry it out? For sure! Training is mainly having the opportunity to learn. The circumstances, situations and moments that do not appear in any of the recipes and attention to small details are infinite, produce an enormous benefit in performance.
That is why from here I want to encourage you to train and continue training.

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Guillem Montagut

Responsible Physical Conditioning of the Claror Cartagena

Graduate in Physical Education and Sports. INEFC Barcelona

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