Did my first ever hill and sprint session at the club Friday (After over a year at the club - Poor coaching I think... )
How does this help me for the long distances? ... Really enjoyed it but I just like to know how it translates into race fitness.
when you say a sprint session, what are you talking? Literally flat out over 50 to 100metre? Or do you mean track work over 200 to 400metres?
My current club do "speedwork" but it's not very helpful as it's flat out, no set distance and no set recoveries...it's strictly "fun" rather than getting you faster I believe.
Proper speedwork is set reps, set timed efforts, and set timed recoveries. Less fun, but more beneficial!
SG, 100-80m, timed recoveries and set reps, and some jog/sprint and some sprint/jog hill reps, and paired jog/sprint hill sets
Pop - No marathons here, upto a half on a good day
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