All of our runners begin by establishing an adequate base of slower, easier long distance running, the length of the runs and the duration of the base period is determined by the runner's beginning fitness level and the ultimate goal. Though there are many who will aim to go no further than base running, most will graduate to much faster runs interspersed throughout the week with easier days for rest and recovery. Eventually, the speed on some of these faster days will become race specific and quite rigorous, to say the least. We believe that training venues should vary as road runs, hilly park courses, and the track all serve specific purposes in the runner's improvement plan. Because we all come from different backgrounds with equally different goals, the workouts you receive will be individualized to meet YOUR specific goals. Rarely will two runners get the same workout during a given time period. The key to the entire system is to generate a communication with each of our athletes so that the runner can continually move in a positive direction.
The Pearson Method:
- Practice endurance daily
- Run well above racing distance
- Develop overall body and core strength
- Develop Central Nervous System skills
- Practice speed year round
- Be very Positive - Believe in yourself
- Develop general and specific year round goals
Non runner athletes can and will succeed and improve to all levels in any sport by using either of the Pearson programs (Basic or Advanced).