Adam Kedge is a culture guy. What does that mean? Coach Kedge spends a lot of time talking about the culture he tries to bring to the program. Culture for his program is not only the running culture, and being a good teammate, as you would expect in any successful high school distance program, but Coach Kedge also stresses being a good student and being active in other areas of the school.
Adam does not exclude anyone. Coach Kedge designs a system that allows everyone to participate with different workouts depending on where the athlete currently is in their formation. Adam and his coaches work on individualizing each kid’s workouts depending on what they need.
Some key points about Coach Kedge and his program
- Consistency is everything for those looking to improve
- Runners need to take some ownership in their off season training
- You need to create fun team bonding moments like weekly popsicles or watermelon to encourage kids to join
- Uses a pace chart he created to help highlight the fact that not every run is done at the same pace
- Spends a lot of time working core strength for better running mechanics
- Recovery is a critical component in his planning
- Write plans in pencil not pen, priorities are keeping healthy, recovery, appropriate build up
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