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Teach Proper Training
If you’re new to the sport, your goals will be different compared with a veteran looking to qualify for the Boston marathon. A good coach will teach you how to manage different training loads.
They help beginners and experienced runners avoid common training errors, such as running too much too soon, not including enough rest and recovery time, pacing in a race, and reminding them when to change shoes. They will teach you when to run at an easy pace, when to should schedule a long run or if you need to adjust your form or technique. You’ll learn how to “maximize the volume and intensity that your schedule, goals and motivation allow,” says Coster.
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