The 15 Laws Of Training

Updated: December 10, 2021 Reading Time: 1 minutes stage: complete

Experienced runner or novice these 15 "laws" coined by Tim Noakes—who took inspiration from Arthur Newton—are useful to follow in your training.

1. Train frequently, all year round

2. Start gradually and train gently

3. Train for distance, only later for speed*

4. Don't set your daily training schedule in stone*

5. Alternate hard and easy training

6. At first, try to achieve as much as possible on a minimum of training

7. Don't race when in training or run at pace for distances above 16 Km*

8. Specialize*

9. Incorporate base training and peaking (sharpening)

10. Don't overtrain*

11. Train with a coach

12. Train the mind*

13. Rest before a big race*

14. Keep a detailed logbook

15. Understand the holism of training