and their coaches. The goal: to find programmes that provide the greatest return for the effort we are putting in.If the following three programmes were all guaranteed to improve your marathon time by 20 minutes, which one would you choose? (A) Run 100 miles a week
Q How do speed sessions benefit me? I’ve tried things like 400m repetitions at 5K pace, but as I never seem to be out of breath at the end of the session, surely they’re not doing me any good?A Many people think that they only need to do interval sessions to improve their outri...
the run portion of these workouts, for every two minutes of hard effort, beginners should walk for one minute, gradually increasing the length of the hard efforts.You've got...20 minutesYou should: Perform an 'envelope run'This drill run builds
be introduced by making your Sunday run a little longer, by doing a few strides and by bringing in a weekly hill run in which you increase your effort on the uphill sections.2. Preparation phase (six to eight weeks), where you maintain your mileage and Sunday
Speedwork is the single most effective way to move your running up a gear, once you've been training for half an hour three or four times a week for a month or two.It helps you to run smoother, faster, stronger and with less effort - not just
that needs to be taken into account when planning and assessing your training. The results of your treadmill test were interesting. If you really did reach your maximum effort at 177 heart rate then yes, you are training too hard every run. As you say, 165
UAN: 169 Article type:--One lap of a standard athletics track, 400m efforts make a simple stock session for shorter-distance racing, but are also a good work-out for anyone looking to improve their pure speed. 1500m specialists will probably run 8
Tempo workouts, speedwork, long runs, not to mention work, family and life in general... how can a runner fit it all in? One time-efficient solution: combo workouts, which blend elements of quality runs to make the most of every minute you have
High-intensity short interval runs build your top-end tolerance, while longer tempo runs and time trials improve aerobic endurance. Perform these workouts at the fastest pace you can sustain for the given effort.High-Intensity IntervalsWarm up
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