30 Aug '16, 12pm

3 key workouts to improve your half or full marathon

3 key workouts to improve your half or full marathon

Every time I train for a marathon, I am reminded that speed workouts are my favorite. Yet speed workouts are some of the least helpful in marathon training. They absolutely still have a role- strengthening VO2 max, but the workouts that have more value for the half or full marathon are long runs, marathon paced runs and tempo runs . Long runs Every distance training plan is built around the long runs. Most of the time the paces should be easy for long runs but advanced runners can build in a few miles at goal race pace. Harder long runs should be alternated with easy long runs. What’s an optimal long run pace? Runner’s Connect has a fantastic article on that here. Race pace runs It’s not necessary to set a goal time for the first marathon. But for more experienced runners, you can set a goal time based on other races. Race calculators like the one from McMillan can help gi...

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