Hoping to improve your half PR? How to know whether you should run MORE or run FASTER in training:

Not surprised to see a quick turnaround in posting a new article after the frenzy from yesterday. Surely the best advice on getting faster is to BOTH run more (mileage) whilst also increasing the intensity (running faster) whenever possible and without getting injured. Easier said than done perhaps, but quite frankly, this is the only way to improve. Running twice as much at the same speed or running half as much at an increased speed is unlikely to produce significant results. Sadly, the law of diminishing returns suggests that as one continues to improve, one must commit a great deal of time and energy in subsequent training while getting only marginal results. For halves, I personally find speed sessions to provide more bang for my buck in lowering my half times but that's only when I'm already running 60+ miles.

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