Continuous Learning for Runners
Continuous learning is important in any sport you take part in, and if you are at all in doubt about your running then seek advice.
The types of running can all be quite confusing to start with, but you will soon become accustomed to the terminology. One of the things you will need to decide is which sessions to do and how often - and here experience plays a big part. It is possible to work out a schedule by trial and error, however the errors may lead to, at best, a performance which doesn’t match your potential and at worst injuries or illness.
It is important for all runners to seek advice on what training they should be doing. All good athletes and coaches are constantly trying to learn new ideas to improve what they already know. Athletes normally achieve their best results when sessions are either set by a coach or with the overseeing eye of a coach.
We are not saying you can't do it on your own - but if you do, it can be difficult. Probably the most important things to do are talk to other runners about their experiences (as mentioned above, all athletes should try to absorb all the information about their sport that they can) and observe the notes of caution.