29 Oct '14, 10am

Speed Can Matter In Ultras, Part Four

Speed Can Matter In Ultras, Part Four

: I really do a lot of speedwork. My goal is to train like an athlete. When you are on trails, athleticism comes out a lot more. A lot of my training is focused on harnessing my athleticism. That’s why I do a lot of speed workouts, I think they are a lot of fun, not because they are necessarily better for training. My go-to workout is probably a 20-minute tempo and then strides and then 10 by 60-second hills. That’s one of my favorites; I do that probably once a week. I also like doing 15 by 200 meters on the track. And then I just extend my long hill climbs to longer distances. When I do those fast workouts, I roll through the recovery, I don’t take a lot of recovery and so the overall pace usually turns into a tempo pace. The average pace in the end will be under six minutes per mile including the recovery. I also like doing wind sprints. I go to a soccer field sometimes...

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