Your workouts don’t matter

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing this spring focused on marathon training. To get these “Marathon Monday” posts in your inbox, sign-up here!


This week for Marathon Monday I want to take a look at how you actually improve as a runner. The answer is usually “work hard.” But working hard isn’t going to get you anywhere if you ignore the most critical part of the equation — the need to recover right.


Check out this video for the role that recovery plays in improving as a runner and reaching your potential:


To download a PDF of the slides in this video, click here.


I’d love to hear your feedback, comments, and suggestions for the series — leave a comment and let me know what you think!


About Coach Carl
Coach Carl is a USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach who works with runners of all ability levels to reach their goals. He has been featured in Runner’s World, Women’s Health, and Competitor and is a regular contributor to Running Times.