to guide them – before taking to the track to go all out in a 5K time trial.Then, back at PRO Team HQ, the experts helped our exhausted runners to address niggling injuries and plan out the last few weeks before race day – everything from how to carb load
three of the triathlon sports:• A 1000m-swim at 90 per cent MHR, followed by a 5K cycle or turbo at 90 per cent MHR, followed by a 2K-run at 90 per cent MHR.
patient with me. I’m now running for up to 30 minutes, planning a 5K and thanks to Louise I now call myself a runner!
at 3K to 5K race pace will work your cardiovascular system to its limit, which will help increase the stroke volume of your heart and improve your muscles' ability to use oxygen to produce energy aerobically," explains Karen Hancock, coach
10 years, and asked them to share the three most important lessons they’ve learnt from running.Nick Troop Running life: Runs three to four times per week; set lifetime bests for 5K and half-marathon as a 41-year-old. Years running: 15 No matter what
training on Thursdays and a long run on Sundays. For interval repetitions, he runs 12 x 400 metres or 6 x 800 metres at slightly faster than his 5K race pace. On tempo days, he runs four miles at a pace that’s 10-20 seconds per mile slower than 10K race
races such as 10 milers, half-marathons and longer, but I think you could usefully race a 5K or 10K in the final four weeks (maybe the 10K four weeks out or a 5K 2-3 weeks out – but not both!)These shorter distances require less recovery and can help
the threadMental Blocks I started running about two months ago, training for a 5K. I got an injury on my left leg, during which I kept running but had to walk-run. The problem is now sorted and I did the race but I still wasn't able to run the full distance
have got years of endurance running behind you and enjoy the other events on offer - 5K, 10K, half-marathons and multi terrains - before you even think about doing a marathon.Q. What is the best strategy for keeping a steady pace throughout the second
running. In a study at Purdue University in the USA, runners who added three cycling sessions per week to their training schedule improved their 5K race times as much as runners who added three additional runs to their weekly regimen. So whether you
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