I was interested in this certification for awhile. and when a class in Sarasota was announced, I jumped on it. Its the 2 days prior to the Sarasota Half Marathon, so it may be a bit busy that weekend, but totally doable.
The class consists of two days of class lecture and group exercises. The information below is from their website:
The program focuses on issues specific to adult road running and racing, including coaching fundamentals, scientific background and the establishment of training schedules and goals to help athletes reach their running potential. Whether the goals are race specific or general fitness, this program will provide the background and training to work with individual runners. Following the in-person course, attendees are required to pass an online multiple-choiceAnd, of course, I'll provide details after the class...so be on the lookout for it!
exam with immediate results.
Day 1: Basis of Coaching and Training
Day 2: Techniques of Training
- Coaching fundamentals and philosophies
- Laws of training
- Exercise physiology and energy systems
- Sports nutrition
- Sports psychology
- Injury prevention and treatment
- Training cycles
- Training progressions
- Race planning and recovery
- Effort based and heart rate training
- Individualization of coaching
- Developing training and racing plans