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Old 05-03-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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Running question

Hi, has anyobody any tips on improving running speed. I currently run 5 mile and 10k races averaging about 7 mins per mile and would like eventually to get down to 6.5 mins per mile. I run about 25 miles per week with 1 of my runs being up to 8 mile at a steady pace. The rest of the distance is made up from smaller runs and i try and vary the pace.

 
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: Running question

Sprints. Once or twice a week, toss in a session of HIIT or sprints but continue doing longer distances as well. The sprints will help improve your speed and endurance in the long run.
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:46 PM   #3
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Re: Running question

I agree with Naxis. Once I started doing HIIT once a week or so I was able to break through a major running plateau. Good luck!

 
Old 05-04-2007, 08:25 AM   #4
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Re: Running question

Thanks alot for replies i've looked up a bit of info. on interval training and fartlek. I've decided to put in 5 x 400m sprints twice a week with a 5 min warm up and 5 min warm down. Do you think this will help and if so do you think i will improve much in 8 weeks which is when i have a really important race.

 
Old 05-04-2007, 08:27 AM   #5
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That should be plenty of time to see significant results. If you would, keep posting back with your progress?
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:46 AM   #6
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Will do that thanks for your help.

 
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