I have not been running a lot in 2015 but I have been running more than I have in the past few years, so I decided to go over to my former high school and run one of the local premier road races, the Forks 15K.
After the race I had an opportunity to interview the winner, a fellow NCAA DIII alum and graduate of SUNY Brockport, David Rappleyea. I talked with him about his training following college and his out look for this coming racing season.
Here is the interview:
One of the key points he makes in his ability to improve following collegiate running is his ability to remain consistent.
I have talked about this before, and I have found it particularly important in my own success as a runner. Becoming a good runner is something that involves a long term vision. It takes years of aerobic development to improve your times, not just one season.
Though some find success in the short term, if they want to continue to improve as well, they need to keep at it year after year.
David has something though that not many people have, and that is a ton of self motivation. But if you become consistent in your training, you will find that it is much easier to be motivated. Running almost becomes like an addictive habit that you do daily.
I hope you enjoyed the interview. If you have any questions, leave one in the comments!
Question: What are steps you have taken to become consistent in your training?