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Here's our professional review of the Hal Higdon 10k training program.
- The Hal Higdon 10k training plan is very simplistic and easy to follow.
- Good training volume and emphasis is also placed on other types of exercise other than running.
- Stretching is a very important part of exercise, especially running. If the muscles involved become shorter and tighter this can lead to all manner of injuries to the lower back, knees, hips and ankles etc. Short and tight muscles in one area can lead to other muscle groups having to work harder and compensating in different ways which is especially problematic in a sport such as running where repetitive movements are the foundation of the action.
- Having one long run once a week is a standard practice of any good 10k training program and very good advice as it reduces the chances of getting injured from running too far and too often.
- Rest is vitally important and I would recommend that you take at least one or two complete days rest every week to allow for muscle recovery and renewal of damaged cells.
- I like the fact that Hal includes walking in his 10k training program although not actually pencilled in as such, he does mention this in his training notes.
- It's free
- You can print a copy of it off and use it immediately
You can go view the official version of the Hal Higdon Training Program here - click here
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