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Marathon Training Stress Budget

To some this may sound like Accounting 101, and in many ways it is, but stress budgeting is one of the most important concepts to the overall success of an athlete. Often overlooked by many less detailed coaches and self-coached athletes, this is part and parcel to surviving and benefiting from the training of a running season. I encourage athletes to approach their workouts/season planning with a total stress budget in mind. That is, planning and executing their season on micro, and especially macro levels, consistently expanding their stress budget, without breaking the bank! My aim is to further explain what this budget is and why it is so important to your success.

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Archive for 01 June, 2011

To some this may sound like Accounting 101, and in many ways it is, but stress budgeting is one of the most important concepts to the overall success of an athlete. Often overlooked by many less detailed coaches and self-coached athletes, this is part and parcel to surviving and benefiting from the training of a running season. I encourage athletes to approach their workouts/season planning with a total stress budget in mind. That is, planning and executing their season on micro, and especially macro levels, consistently expanding their stress budget, without breaking the bank! My aim is to further explain what this budget is and why it is so important to your success.