29 Jun '16, 3pm

5 Ways to Track Your Training Progress

I’m starting week four of marathon training for the Steamtown marathon. Even though it’s early in training, it’s nice to have ways to measure progress every 4 weeks or so. Training runs can feel harder as training progresses, due to the accumulated fatigue of training, which can make it difficult to assess how you’re responding to training. There are many ways you can evaluate your training mid-cycle: Tune up Races : This is probably my favorite way to test out my training. For a marathon, ideally you want to test your fitness with a half marathon. For a 10k, a 5k tune up race is perfect. The downside of tune up races is allowing sufficient recovery before and after cuts into your training plan, but if you skip the extra rest you won’t race to your full potential Lactate Threshold: Testing your lactate threshold measures the running speed at which lactate starts to rapidly...

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