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The Common Sense Coach, Episode 2: Leg Speed for the 5K

Coach Carl explains the importance of neuromuscular training for the 5K and how to easily integrate it into your runs.

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In a new video series, coach Carl Leivers, who has helped collegians, beginners, and competitive adults achieve their running goals, takes you through how to train for and race your best 5K, explaining workouts and strategies in an approachable, practical — and smart — way.

In this second episode, coach Carl explains what neuromuscular leg-speed training is, why it is important for the 5K, and how to easily incorporate it into your training.

Catching up? Watch the first episode: Why to Target the 5K Now.

Check out Episode 3: Lactate Threshold for the 5K here.

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