30 Jun '15, 11pm

Workout of the Week: Track Ladders

Workout of the Week: Track Ladders

Let’s face it: track workouts can be mentally and physically demanding, especially when you’re in the throes of half marathon or marathon training. Ladder workouts are a great way to mix things up and get your legs turning over when they’re tired. Coach Sarah Crouch of Runners Connect says a ladder workout is an interval session where you either ascend or descend the time or distance—along with the pace—of each repetition. “Ladder workouts that start with shorter, faster intervals flood the legs with lactic acid and teach your body how to persist with fast running even though they are tired and heavy,” she says. “Descending ladder workouts that decrease in interval length throughout the workout—but increase in pace—teach your body how to change gears late in a session.” RELATED: Speed Workouts For Beginners Along with these physical benefits, ladder workouts also provide r...

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