02 Mar '16, 3pm

Do I have to run fast workouts?

I’ve coached so many different types of runners over the years: OCR athletes Beginners who have only run for 1-2 minutes 100-mile ultramarathoners regular folks getting ready for the FBI Fitness Test or the Army’s 2-mile run Boston Marathon Qualifiers (and hopefuls) Triathletes to hone their running skills 5k, 10k, HM, and marathon runners multi-stage ultramarathons in the desert And the commonality among all of these runners is that they all ran at least one fast workout every week. Sure, some of these runners didn’t start doing fast workouts for a few weeks (or even a month or two). And some workouts were orders of magnitude more challenging than others. But nevertheless, they all ran a workout at least once per week. I consider it a training staple, much like long runs, strength exercises , strides, and short shorts. I also think you should be doing one as well! It will...

Full article: http://strengthrunning.com/2016/03/do-i-have-to-run-fast-...

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