I’m a huge believer in taking into account all elements that might affect your running performance, evaluating it from every angle, not all at once, of course, but I think it’s important to realize that adequate sleep is just as important as the right shoe, and speed work is just as important as the appropriate total mileage. Running drills have a unique effect that you don’t get with any other element of training. Plus, they are great fun. [Read more…]
Of the various forms of speed work, one time tested way for any runner to improve running speed is to raise their lactate threshold by incorporating tempo runs into their training schedule. Devoting just one workout per week to a tempo run should payoff with lower times in only a short time.
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