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pace precisely what many runners do when they run intervals of 800-2,400m. Interval training should be the first weapon in your speed arsenal. Paton and Hopkins found that "supramaximal intervals" (fast intervals that last 30 seconds or less) also led
You have to pity race organisers. They go to great pains to have someone ride round their course measuring it with a Jones-Oerth counter, then 200 runners turn up wearing wrist-mounted GPS computers and claim the route is 300 metres too long. Speed
Probably the easiest way to tackle speedwork is to ramp up the pace when you feel good and slow down when you need a break within each workout. This classic workout strategy, called fartlek (Swedish for ‘speed play’), alternates easy and hard
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Triathletes tend to very good at the tough training aspect of fitness, but they often forget to relax, don’t know how to do it properly or don’t understand the mental and physical benefits it can bring. Deep relaxation can reduce mental stress and release physical tension at the ...
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
Q I had a couple of years without racing, and then took up speedwork again 11 months ago. But even though Im back up to 40-50 miles a week (from 15-25) and doing speed sessions (typically 6 x 1 mile with four-minute jog recoveries, or 16 x 400m
Q Ive completed a couple of 10Ks and half-marathons, but worry that I only seem to have one pace. I want to run faster so Ive tried adding tempo runs to my schedule. But when I make a conscious effort to speed up during a run, I soon find I have
Q Ive been running for just over a year now and can now comfortably train at around 10 minute/mile pace for an hour, which I do three times a week. However, Ive been doing this for at least six months and dont seem to be able to get any quicker. Id like to do some speedwork,...
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