PandaLOVE said:rp_uk_08 said:
When? A time that suits you. Method? Two key things to remember: Consistency and progression. Build up to possibly a little every day as opposed to a lot sparodically. Use the ARRSE search it's be covered endlessly. Good luck.
Only you know when the best time to go for a run is. Myself I prefer to run in the mornings because my park is emptiest then and also the the running is done and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy.rp_uk_08 said:
parabol said:And to train for a mile and half, just run a mile and a half. Time yourself, and aim to beat your time by 5-10 seconds every week, or whatever is a suitable target for you.
Interceptor said:parabol said:And to train for a mile and half, just run a mile and a half. Time yourself, and aim to beat your time by 5-10 seconds every week, or whatever is a suitable target for you.
Bollocks. To train for a mile and a half, vary your training. Try some distance work to increase your endurance and some fartlek to improve your speed.
parabol said:I'm not denying running longer distance will help your 1.5 mile run. And I'd most definitely encourage varied distances of running for your training. After all, after your selection it won't be often you'll be running 1.5 mile distances at all.
But when purely training to increase your time for 1.5 mile, just run 1.5 mile!
Just ensure your training schedule has a mix of distances, and throw in a couple of mile and half's in there every week. This way you'll get the best of all methods.