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  • Getting Faster

    Posted on March 14th, 2009 CoachGreg No comments

    Someone asked me last week how to get faster. “Well,” I said, “you just run faster.” Of course the key is to run faster at a shorter distance than your goal race. Each of the two athletes participating in this workout have similar abilities and can run a 5k in 27 minutes.

    Friday morning’s track workout was 4×400m and 2×800m. Two athletes participated and the workout was to run each lap in 2 minutes with a 4 minute recovery in between. Each of the athletes ran the first 400 fast and then settled down. Once they hit the 800m portion, they both managed to run even pace for each lap but one of them did slow down significantly from the 400m time. She did bounce back for the second 800m interval.

    This type of workout teaches you both physically and mentally to run faster when tired. Each runner had to dig a little deeper to maintain pace as the workout went on.

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