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Getting Started

If you haven’t already, join the Active for Christ challenge to give you a weekly prayer focus for during your runs.


If you already connect with God through your running, is there something new He is showing you to do?


Is it time to sing the praise music you’re listening to out loud? Can you invite a friend to run with you and share God with?

Let us know your thoughts about this, or if this is something you already do. We would love to hear!


Running His Race,
Coach Elizabeth


Running can be a form of worship and time with God. It can be a time of praise or fellowship with others. 


There is so much more to running than just getting out there and running for a particular time or distance.


 I challenge you to ask God to show you how to use running beyond what you have been doing. 

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If our foundation isn’t on Christ, how will we handle circumstance that can break us?

If your house doesn’t have a strong foundation, what will happen?    RE: (Matthew 7:24-27)

It’s important to have a strong foundation in both the areas above. Running also requires a strong foundation to grow within the sport. You build your running foundation during “base training.” 

Base training can get overlooked since it consists of a lot of easy running, which requires patience. But it is essential for the growth of running.    RE: (Galatians 6:9)

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Let’s dive a little deeper into this.


Base Training Purpose: To establish an aerobic fitness foundation, endurance, neuromuscular efficiency, and injury prevention. 

The Goal: To do all easy running; this phase lasts about 6-16 weeks, with the objective of building the aerobic base. 


Why: This allows the body to adapt to training stress and reduce the risk of injury as well as safely building up milage. 


Is it just easy running? - There are some essential running workouts to do during the base training phase that can help work the fast-twitch muscles and continue to build your aerobic base without stepping into anaerobic workouts.


*This is a good time to do strength training as well and lift heavier before going into race-specific training. 

Building your endurance is critical for long-distance running and is the main component for setting a strong foundation for your training cycle. 

Whether athletes are beginning their run journey or are intermediate runners, I always prefer to start them at the base training phase. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Base Training!

Running His Race,

Coach Elizabeth 

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