Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by TheSparky, May 30, 2008.

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  1. Hey arrsers, just want to know whats better. Continuely running a distance like 3 miles or running full speed and working the distance up till you reach a good distance?
  2. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Neither. Look up Fartlek training on google and learn....
  3. It depends on what you're trying to achieve? If you are a specialist runner (eg. 5km races) then you'd train to that distance, and a little bit more.

    Are you trying to prep for a BFT? Cardiovascular fitness? Or just trying to imrove your running stamina?
  4. Both, work on distance and speed (work on different twitch fibres).
    Look up interval training too.
  5. You'll also be suprised how much faster you will get if you stretch regularly
  6. im just trying to be able to run long distances quicker. Ok ill do both then.
  7. Include a tempo run, speed session and a long run into your week of training. If not, just cut the tempo session for a speed session but keep the long run, it will do wonders for endurance. Be sure to run slower than normal on the long run but for longer e.g.7-10 miles.

    Neither. Look up Fartlek training on google and learn....

    Whole heartedly agreed, spot on.