Peak Run Performance Philosophy
Updated: Mar 24, 2020
Running is one of the most basic human activities. While it is not easy, it is and should be simple. Training, therefore, should be comprehensible.
COLLABORATIVE, COMPREHENSIBLE COACHING
Communication is at the core of what we do. You know yourself better than anyone. Together with your personal knowledge and regular input and our collective experience, we can tailor training specific to you, your life, and your goals.
Coach Jacob Puzey with Alejandro Cisneros and Jose Macias
Our goal is to literally speak the same language. Our team of coaches, health professionals, and nutritionists are not just accomplished runners, we are multilingual men and women, who juggle our own training with the needs of providing for ourselves and our families. We know what it is like to be busy, so we try not to complicate training with unnecessary jargon or senseless pseudo-science. We have spent our lives learning the nuances of running so that you don’t have to fuss about the details.
We approach running from a holistic perspective, blending both the science and the art of running to tailor training to you rather than imposing a one-size-fits all program upon you. We’ve spent enough time in places where foreign powers have imposed their language, laws, and culture upon others to understand that simply doesn’t work. Over decades of running, studying, and coaching we've learned that "there are many roads that lead to Rome." Our objective is to meet you where you are and work with you by applying timeless training principles to help you progress at a sustainable rate toward your goals.
LONGEVITIY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Our goal is to help each Peak Run Performance athlete develop a lifestyle that enables them to become a lifelong runner. When we design training, we think long term.
“Not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the steady dedication of a lifetime.”
– Adlai Stevenson
For more details about how we strive to help Peak Run Performance athletes develop a sustainable lifestyle as runners, please read The Steady Dedication of a Lifetime.
GRADUAL AND INCREMENTAL GROWTH
It takes most athletes several years of consistent training to reach their full potential at a particular distance or discipline. Considering the vast array of distances, surfaces, and disciplines that running encompasses, running truly has the potential to be a lifelong pursuit.
The key to success is consistency; consistently building upon the gains you make by finding a balance between optimal stress and optimal rest.
Our training is designed so that each activity (including recovery) builds upon the other.
LEARNING TO RUN BY FEEL
The goal of training is to prepare your body and mind for the demands of your goal race. Our tailored training plans are designed to help you gain the confidence and competence you need to meet the challenges of your goal race.
One of the keys to becoming a better runner is learning to run by feel – learning what particular efforts feel like so that when it comes time to perform you can control your emotions and anxiety and execute the race you have prepared to run.
For more information about running by feel, please read Running by Effort.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF ENDURANCE TRAINING
Within each training plan, we will work on each of the essential elements of training prioritizing the elements specific to your goal race duration, distance, and surface.