Greg Laraia, ATC This is a super common and great question in the running world. To be honest, there isn’t one straightforward answer, which kinda …
Whether you’re training for a spring race or you just want to become a faster runner, these 3 speed workouts will help you crush your goals. Speed workouts are higher intensity workouts than regular base runs and they train your body to run more efficiently. They also improve your leg speed and mental strength, making you run better in races even when things get challenging.
Clients at Custom Performance use the run/walk strategy under the supervision and instruction of the physical therapists to progress return-to-run loading after injury, cover long distances in marathon training, and increase general endurance. Recently, I re-discovered a largely underutilized run/walk application: intervals for speed.
When it comes to building a training schedule, most runners and coaches follow a 7-day training plan which usually consists of some combination of speed work, tempo, long run, and easy days. For most, this seems to make sense given that our everyday lives and routines are structured around a Monday to Friday work week followed by a two-day weekend.