Devising training sessions is easy. Anyone can come up with a plan that sounds great. Take my old high school track coach, for example. Way back in the mid-1960s, he ordered us distance runners to do 10x400 metres, each in 60 seconds. That’s what US
1. SpeedThe Session: 4 x 40m sprints (with 3 mins recovery), then 4 x 300m sprints (with 6 mins recovery)Tony Minichiello says: "Speed training in heptathlon is crucial as there's an element of it in every event - just as there is in every race distance for running, whether you'r...
Whether you want to run a mile without stopping or train for London, it's best to follow a plan that capitalises on what you do best. If endurance is your thing, find a plan that focuses more on mileage and tempo runs and less on interval training
Many elite runners plan their racing calendars a year or more in advance. There are some right now who know that in order to be on the starting line of an Olympic final in Beijing in August 2008, they need to hit an A-standard qualifying time in a
further. (Isn’t 26.2 miles far enough?) Instead, they want to improve their speed endurance – the pace at which they can cover substantial distances.Fortunately, you can have it both ways. You can follow training plans that build the length of your long
Q My road race performances have remained at a similar standard during the past couple of years, and I feel that Im training pretty aimlessly. How can I change my training programme to get a good result this year?A I recommend you focus on one key race, and based on that, orga...
well her new designer lycra shorts fit her bum?Of course, we all have different reasons for running, but many of us have more in common than you might think. We've looked at the evidence and come up with four general categories of runner, characterised
beforehand.Planning Your RouteStick to well-marked trails while you’re finding your feet. If you’re not sure where to start, chat to local fell runners or browse the FRA forums for route suggestions. Once you feel comfortable, consider brushing up your
Whether you're new to the marathon or merely reintroducing yourself to an old friend, we're here to help you plan your race build-up down to the last detail.Here's everything you need to know to prepare for - and complete - your best 26.2 miler
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