When you set out as a runner, you’ll find that you have many more questions than answers. Am I too slow? How do I get faster? What can I do to stop it hurting? How long will it take before I get better? And there will definitely be times when you think you’ll never find the s...
Amby Burfoot is Executive Editor of Runner's World USA, and the 1968 Boston Marathon winner Imagine that there was an exercise programme that could guarantee to get you in shape with only three identical 30-minute exercise sessions per week. I’m not generally a believer in Ulti...
For as long as I’ve been running – and I recently passed the four-decade mark – I’ve been practising certain key principles of our sport. Run long to develop endurance. Run fast to build speed. Take recovery days as necessary. Sleep well. Eat a varied, low-fat diet. Cross-train t...
and periodisation• Why train twice a day?• Is it better to train twice a day or run further once a day?• I take ages to recover - how can I improve? • How can I get faster with minimal speedwork?• What time of day should I run/twice-a-day runs?• Multiple runs
Learn to train with your heart rate, and it won't just be your pulse that races faster.Speedwork Rules10 tips for when you start adding the fast stuff to your training.Long May You RunWhich single session can set you on the path to greater endurance, muscle
RecoveriesDuring speedwork, lots of runners recover fully between repetitions. For a change of pace, try running your recovery intervals only slightly slower than the pace of the repetition. “This will teach you to recover ‘on the run’ as you would during a
) encourage training adaptations in nerve cells, blood cells and muscle cells that result in improvement, speedier training encourages faster and greater improvements. And there’s even better news: unlike flat-out speedwork sessions, the 4x4 won’t leave you
UAN: 175 Article type:--All endurance athletes want greater speed but few get it. The problem is that most runners dont fully understand the physiological basis of speed and therefore dont know how to carry out the systematic training required to get faster. But there are se...
could comprise 30 minutes easy, 30 steady and the last 30 at threshold pace. This is a great way to educate and prepare the body’s energy systemsWhy should I do speedwork for a half-marathon? The key elements to half-marathon training should be long
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