02 Jul '15, 5am

Why you should incorporate speed work into base building:

For many runners, the dog days of summer mean base building for a fall marathon. Improving your aerobic system with a big base is critical to running a fast marathon. But what about all those fun and competitive 5Ks you have lined up this summer? Is it possible to maintain speed while building miles, and not threaten to ruin the effects of the base training? Can speed work in the base phase help your marathon training? Popularized by the renowned coach Arthur Lydiard, traditional marathon training doctrine dictates that a runner spend six to 10 weeks slowly building their aerobic system with a steady diet of easy mileage, a marathon-paced run, and one fartlek session each week to prepare the body for faster training in the marathon-specific phase. Speed work during the marathon base period, however, was considered out of the question. Until recently. As our understanding o...

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