’re working the shovel. Let the old man yell. You just work at your own pace.” I looked at him and knew immediately what he meant. It wasn’t the foreman who was wearing me out; it was my desire to please him.I was the one who controlled the effort. I
and longer."If you don't mix it up, not only will you get bored, but you won't progress," says Shepherd. "You need to be doing a variety of sessions at a variety of paces: speed work, longer runs, easy runs and brick sessions."Kathryn Freeland, founder
ASICS Target 26.2 coach and veteran of over 60 marathons Steve Smythe knows better than most how a well-executed marathon should feel, every step of the way.Time your marathon to perfection with Steve's expert pace judgement advice, covering the 26
progression run means starting out at a slow pace, but finishing at a fast pace. And it can mean the difference between crawling over the finish line and storming through it. Progression runs aren't new. Finland's Paavo Nurmi, who won nine Olympic gold medals
the end of the last session, I can still feel that my sprint duration is increasing.I had an attempt at a 5K at race pace on Thursday. Although I wasn't running in race conditions and it was absolutely pouring down in Central London, I managed to run
1. The Fat- Burn ZoneMistake: Running slowly to stay in the 'fat-burning zone'.Why it keeps you fat: The body uses more fat when you're jogging along than when you're running hard, but the total calories you'll have burned by the end of your training day will be lower.Do this ins...
Fatigue"A good way to increase your strength and speed is to do a session that makes you run faster when you're already fatigued," says Owen Anderson, editor of Running Research News. So, on today's run – four to eight miles – run at normal pace until you
Sprinting is an art form I'd never mastered. Back in my school days, sports day was voluntary - so guess who spent the day guzzling chocolate on the sidelines. So when I found myself lining up alongside Paralympic sprinter Richard Whitehead I wished I'd paid slightly more attenti...
cross-training in the meantime, seeing a physio weekly and I hope to be almost pain-free by race day. How much should I adjust my target time and my starting pace? Pingu1874A. It's difficult to quantify, as it will affect runners differently depending
in the tank for the final stretch. "When you go out too hard or you do minimal running at race pace before the event, it’s pretty much impossible to finish strong," says Jason Koop, an elite-level coach. "For races up to and including the 10K, you need
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