Intervals and other types of speed work are essential to improve running speed.
We are six and a half weeks out from race day, which means it’s time to push ourselves to the next level in our training. In other words, in order to run fast we have to train fast.
Lately I’ve been adding speed work back into my routine one day a week. Whether you are working hard for a PR, or just want a quick-paced enjoyable race day, speed work can benefit you. It’s also a great way to maximize your workout time – you can exercise for a shorter amount of time, but reap more benefits… a very high ROI if you will.
However it does take a bigger toll on the body so before beginning speed work, it is best to have at least a year of consistent running under your belt, and be clocking at least 20 miles a week.
Adding a variety of runs into your routine teaches your body different lessons:
• Easy mileage runs condition you for the long-haul.
• Tempo runs teach you proper