Sometimes it is hard to decipher all the information you hear from other runners.  Remember, every person is different.  Just because the legendary US miler Jim Ryun may have done 60 400m in a workout, it doesn’t mean you should try it also.  Find people who are like you and train with them.  Even if they are slightly faster, that is fine as they will make you better.  But people who are able to streak for 20 years or run 50 marathons a year – that is generally NOT you.  So look out and listen….filter carefully….

Not only do I have this blog for tips and tricks, but I’m also on Facebook and on Instagram/Twitter @runcoachnick

Stay safe with all this cold weather!


Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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