the final miles of a marathon, you should be able to run faster.This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot.
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
others. The 13 veterans among those 21 runners improved on their most recent times by almost 20 minutes. Even more remarkably, they did so with a daring new marathon-training programme from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Daring because
UAN: 160 Article type:--For too many years runners have been told to train as they feel. The problem is that no one tells you how you’re supposed to feel when you’re training right. Lacking this insight, many runners unconsciously fall
, enjoyable (and effective) way to run. It’s worth a try, isn’t it? Amby Burfoot is Editor of Runner's World US.
, training too much and training too little.So I went to Plan B: I interviewed the best running-injury experts in the world. Like the medical studies, the experts didn't always agree. But certain principles emerged. From these, I developed 10 laws of injury
At Runner's World we try to practise what we preach, and so, along with following abstemious diets (well, we try), we also follow our training advice. That means regular speedwork, long runs, rest days and the dreaded hillwork. Repeatedly dragging
varied, low-fat diet. Cross-train to prevent injury and burnout.These are simple concepts, well within my grasp (and yours). When we follow them, life is good. There has, though, always been one more key principle: avoid the demon lactic acid
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
This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot. You can now preview it, free, for two weeks without risk or obligation. All running programmes for beginners are the same: they move you from walking
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