Progression Run

Progression Run

The idea is to start easy, speed up as you go along and finish fast. Decide how long you’re going to run for and split into 3 segments, say 15 minutes, 15 and 15. Do the first 15 minutes nice and easy – hold that pace . Speed up for 15 – but not too much. You need to...

Short Hill Repeats

Hill Repeats 30-second hill sprints at a 5% to 10% incline Warm up with 1 to 1.5 miles of easy running, then do dynamic drills such as high knees, skips, and lunges before beginning the incline. Take each 30-second hill repeat at a nearly all-out speed (at about the...
Speed Laps

Speed Laps

Speed work helps you build up your speed and endurance. This suggestion is based on time segments rather than laps to make it easier to do on your own. You’ll need to concentrate a bit so the time will fly past. Don’t worry if you lose track of things – the most...
Speed on Hills

Speed on Hills

Warm up first. Pick a hill with lamp posts, ie Customhouse hill or road by lifeboat station that runs along the coast. Run as fast as you can to the lamp post at the top of the hill, recover on the way down, run fast as you can to the lampost one before the previous...
Long Runs

Long Runs

Fartlek (Swedish for Speed Play) Descending Tempo Fartlek Begin this session with a 6:00 minute run at roughly your half-marathon pace (if you don’t know what your pace would be just aim to be slower than usual) The recovery is half of the time of the piece (in this...