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5 Track Workouts For Long-Distance Runners

Track workouts are a regular thing for runners who favor short distances. But if you’re a long-distance runner, you probably are less familiar with the track. This article will help you change that. In addition to including five specific track ...

What Is A Pyramid Workout?

Speed workouts are a central part of any training plan. They teach you how to push yourself hard, and they give great benefits to your strength and fitness. But simply doing 400m or 800m repeats on the track can get awful boring awful quick. To mix ...

Mile Repeats – The Best Way To Add Them Into Your Workouts

No matter what you are preparing for as a runner, variety is the key to an effective fitness routine. While most of your runs should be at an easy pace, challenging workouts, such as intervals and tempos, are crucial. There are a variety of ways ...

Running Strides – How They Can Improve Your Running

If you’re looking to make yourself a better runner, you should consider adding strides to your routine. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about strides (or striders as they are sometimes called). We’ll discuss what they ...

How To Become A Faster Sprinter

We all know that sprinting makes you a faster runner. Even though sprinting uses a different type of stride than distance running, it is still a critical part of training. It builds muscle and power, and gets your body used to moving fast. Plus, ...

Threshold Pace: How to Find It and Use It In Your Training Runs

A key piece of running advice, especially for the beginning runner, is, counter-intuitively, to not run so hard. In order to build endurance and be able to run for long periods of time, we are taught to back off the pace. Ideally, you should be able ...

What Is A Fartlek Run? How Fartlek Workouts Help Your Running

Fartlek. It sounds like a word that a five-year-old boy would come up with. But you'll just have to trust me on this one: it's not made up. In fact, it is a powerful and revered training tool for runners. The word (it's Swedish, in case you want ...

Interval Running for Beginners

If you’re new to running, you’re probably not very familiar with intervals. And if you are slowly easing into running using the run/walk method, you might be wondering how in the world you’re supposed to complete an interval. In this article, ...

How to Do Interval Training with a Watch

It's no secret: interval training is a key component to any good fitness program. Running is no different. If you want to develop speed and increase your endurance, then it is time to grab a watch and get out there for regular interval sessions. In ...

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