Training schedules

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04/10/2002 at 22:08
Looking at the recommended training schedules most seem to have long runs, tempo runs etc etc but most recommend most of your running to be done below "race pace".

I tend to do my training - about 3 runs a week between 5k up to occasional half marahon distance - at race pace - in other words I run as fast as I think I can for that distance - I normally time myself and if I feel good push to see how fast I can go. I also play football a couple of times a week (once training one game).

My question is - should I be running slower in training - and why ? I've only been running since last year and only really properly since the Spring - in that time I have managed to get down from about 50 minutes to about 40 for 10k which I am satisfied with - but if there are ways of getting faster for less effort I want them!
04/10/2002 at 22:25
hi, i have been running for 10 years,and have acheived 59min for 10 miles,76 mins for 1/2 marathon. i have tried running at race pace all my runs. this left me shattered and tired all the time.overtraining, which is what u do when running at fast pace all the time.impacts on your times, making them slower and slower.i have bought a heart rate monitor which when set correctly makes you run slower than you think u should, but it enables your body to recover in time for your fast paced training.my times have got faster and i dont suffer the heartache of underacheiving in my races. hope this is of some use to u. good luck with your training.

























































































































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