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ALBERTO SALAZAR

Training All Systems – Alberto Salazar (World Famous Coach)

Training All Systems – Alberto Salazar (World Famous Coach)

Rather than think: “My legs are starting to feel very tired. I don’t know if I can keep going”, turn the thought around and tell yourself: “The feeling in my legs is normal for the corresponding effort and I know I can push through the pain because I’ve done so before in previous races and training efforts.”

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Mo Farah’s Coach: Alberto Salazar – Interview (Nike Cross Nationals) Part 2

Mo Farah’s Coach: Alberto Salazar – Interview (Nike Cross Nationals) Part 2

“You have that 8-10 week intense level there and if we’ve got 4 weeks of tapering down to the race, the last five weeks right before that (9 weeks to 4 weeks out from competition) that’s where we’re at, our optimum level, in terms of the very fastest and hardest workouts, and I know that if I started that too early, like 3-4 weeks before that, we wouldn’t be able to hold it.”

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Mo Farah’s 5k/10k Training: 2 Week Blocks / 20 Week Cycles

Mo Farah’s 5k/10k Training: 2 Week Blocks / 20 Week Cycles

1. One short speed session per week year round. In the fall this can be hills and/or 200’s. The key is progression. If Mo wants to run 12×200 in 25.5 in August, he starts in late March/April (double periodisation) with 200’s in 29. Always a 200m jog between. The short speed day obviously gets tailored to the specific needs of the athlete as races approach (can be 400’s or a mix of short intervals)

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Mo Farah Training: 3 Things Mo Does That You Probably Don’t

Mo Farah Training: 3 Things Mo Does That You Probably Don’t

“Going back thirty years ago there was an old philosophy about strength training for distance runners. It was this idea of lightweights and lots of reps. And I really don’t believe in that. When you do something like that, at some point there’s no stimulus or further growth. At some point if you’re just doing lots of reps and light weights, you’re going to maintain where you are at but you’re not going grow.”

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Mo Farah & Galen Rupp: Strength Training

Mo Farah & Galen Rupp: Strength Training

“This is as important as anything we do in our training. It isn’t just, ‘Well let’s just go hit the weight room and do a few exercises.’ This is a very sort of synchronized and specific training program that they are on.”

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To Make It To The Next Level, Strength Training Is A Must

To Make It To The Next Level, Strength Training Is A Must

Strength training has become a more and more important focus of elite distance running. Because of its ability to boost performance, Salazar’s group is setting time aside for running specific strength training – often lifting heavy weights with limited repetitions – to perfect their form.

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