Just saw the release of the new mobility plans, and I think they’re a great idea. I’ve always wanted some guidance as a runner in how to increase my mobility, so thank you.
For my question, how do you determine your level with these plans? Should I just correspond it to the Level training plan that I use for my running i.e. Level 2 Half Marathon should go with Level 2 Running General mobility? Or should your level be based off of how mobile you are because in that case I’d probably be a level 1 because I am a very stiff runner!
Good question. From the “Understanding Your Mobility Plan” resource document:
Level 1 is intended for athletes who aren’t currently doing regular mobility work, while Levels 2 and 3 are for those who want to build on the work they’ve done.
So, the answer to your question is . . . neither! The main criterion is not how much you run or even how mobile you are but how much mobility work you’re currently doing. Even Level 1 is fairly comprehensive, so it can’t hurt to start there if you’re unsure.