Eoin Everard, a five-time champion at the national level, discusses neuromuscular versus aerobic runners, strength training, and master’s training.

Every runner should focus their attention on the same general aspects of their training if they want to see improvements. However, if you modify your workouts so that they are more suited to your individual physiology, you can continue to gain strength even after you have completed your master’s degree.

Including a variety of workouts in your routine is critical to achieving your performance goals and maintaining your health. However, certain runners benefit more from brief but intensive workouts, while others perform better when their training is primarily aerobic. If you notice that your progress is not moving forward, the proportion of each of these workouts may need to be adjusted so that you can keep getting stronger.

As runners get older and adapt to the physiological and life changes that come with it, they may reach a point of stagnation in their running. You are almost certainly going to set yourself up for feelings of dissatisfaction and disappointment if you continue to compare yourself to other people or to your younger self.

This week’s audio guest is a master’s runner himself according to European standards, and he emphasizes the significance of practicing self-kindness and learning to run by feel rather than forcing oneself to run faster. Instead of aiming to hit certain paces, running by your heart rate or perceived effort might help you attain your goals with less stress and injury risk.

Eoin Everard discusses the importance of being diverse, taking strides, and running by effort

Physiotherapist and biomechanics researcher Eoin Everard holds a doctoral degree in the field. In addition to that, he has ran the mile in under four minutes, the five kilometer race in under fourteen minutes, and he has won the Irish national championship in both the 1500 and the 3000 meters five times. Eoin brings an immense amount of knowledge and expertise to the athletes he works with due to the fact that he is both a licensed physiotherapy and an outstanding runner.

Eoin has had his fair share of problems with injuries over the years, and as a result, he has figured out how to modify his approach to training in order to get the most out of his body while simultaneously minimizing the risk of injury. Since he became an athlete competing at the European Master’s level, he has placed less emphasis on perfect splits and more emphasis on running by effort.

Together with Eoin Everard, I delve deeply into a wide range of issues relevant to training, including the following:

  • His one-of-a-kind perspectives on how to best maintain one’s health and fitness
  • The distinctions between runners who focus on their neuromuscular systems and those who prioritize their aerobic systems, often known as “finding your superpower.”
  • Creating workouts that cater to your specific abilities is an important goal.
  • How to maintain a healthy lifestyle while running at the master’s level
  • The significance of strength training and the execution of targeted activation exercises
  • Why strides are the next best thing to sliced bread and how they work.

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