Aerobic Training: How fast can you get?

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15/12/2012 at 16:54

I have read a lot of articles about aerobic trainning and how important it is but i have always wondered how fast could i get just by aerobic trainning, at the moment i train just under 25 miles per week mostly easy runs with one fartlek session per week of 1km on and 1:30min rest in between. what if i up the training slowly over a few weeks/months to 60 miles per week of only slow paced aerobic trainning, what would be the quickest time I could roughly do over say 10km? could i get below 6min per mile just with aerobic trainning, im male and 24 years old if that helps.

15/12/2012 at 17:03

if you go from 25 miles a week to 60 miles a week you will see a dramatic improvement in your times ( in races )  as long as you do it sensibly and stay injury free.

Go to the HADD thread and read some of their actual improvements based on this type of training....

cougie    pirate
15/12/2012 at 18:00
Anaerobic would be just very very short sprints ?
Or do you mean without interval training ?
15/12/2012 at 18:33

no aerobic trainning: running at slow and easy pace for distances between 5-15miles.

19/12/2012 at 20:24
I agree that aerobic training is very beneficial. When I ran competively around 4-5 years ago I never believed it I mean how can running slow make you fast right? I just kept up running at anaerobic threshold and never really getting much faster in the distances over 5km. So any way I was bored of running by then so started just plodding at 9 to 10 minute pce miles for an hour around 4 days a week thinking I was just maintaining my fitness. 4 months later I entered a 10 mile fun run for the hell of it and nailed it in 60 mins where as before that would take me 90 mins blowing a gasket. I couldn't believe it. Try it.
22/12/2012 at 00:56

thanks, will defanite give it a try.


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