Interval Training

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26/02/2013 at 23:21

I am training for my third London Marathon. I am not fast and my first two times were 5:16 and 5:02. I have run quite a few half marathons with a PB of 1:56. I am desperate to get under 5 hours as at 54 i am not getting any younger. I am told that interval training will help my times but i am unsure how to approach the training. Any advice please

cougie    pirate
27/02/2013 at 09:09
If that half PB is recent I have thought a 4.20 was more realistic for your marathon time. You're well off that so it looks like the extra distance is a problem for you ?

Intervals are good - but you'd probably be better focussing on endurance.

How many 20+ mile runs do you do ? You need to be really comfortable with the distances.
27/02/2013 at 09:12

I think you're better off concentrating on longer runs than fannying about with intervals.

However bear in mind that the user Screamapillar said that my opinions are next to useless as I haven't been around running long enough (the exact criteria for what constitutes an acceptable period though has not been revealed), so take my advice with a pinch of salt.

 


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