This is my first post.
Been running recreationally for a little while, mostly 6-8 milers at 8 min mile pace, 2-4 times a week.I don't race.
I have a looming test for the TA and would like to improve my 1.5 mile time.What can I do, other than just keep blatting out 1.5 mils?
I am getting a lot of conflicting advice and don't really know who to ask. Some of the people that advise me currently e.g. gym instructors can't run 8 miles full stop, let alone in an hour, so I thought I'd join up here where I can get the benefit of experince from people who run a lot!
I look forward to your responses.
Interval speed training will do it.
Your 6 to 8 mile runs are good for general stamina, but for a fast sub 5k time you need to look at somehting like 400m reps on a track at flat out pace with short recoveries.
OK -- Update
So I've been hammering the 400m reps. Seen some improvement. Can't seem to get it down to 8:00 though.
My current week looks like this:
Can anyone help me tweak this for some serious speed?
Thanks in advance of your help.
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