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Speed work is essential for runners looking to improve their pace and performance. This category covers various speed training methods, including interval training, tempo runs, and hill sprints. Discover how to safely incorporate speed work into your training plan and see significant improvements in your running speed and efficiency.

Understanding Critical Velocity Training For Runners

By: Perrine Tower • Speed Work

Understanding Critical Velocity Training For Runners

The Science Behind Critical Velocity Training Critical Velocity (CV) training is a scientifically proven method that can significantly enhance a runner's performance. At its core, CV training focuses on improving the body's ability to sustain a high level of effort over an extended period. This is achieved through a combination...

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4 Efficient 20-minute Running Workouts For Quick Results

By: Evanne Berkowitz • Speed Work

4 Efficient 20-minute Running Workouts For Quick Results

The benefits of 20-minute running workouts Engaging in 20-minute running workouts offers a multitude of benefits that can significantly impact your overall fitness and well-being. Despite their relatively short duration, these workouts have the potential to yield remarkable results, making them an appealing option for individuals with busy schedules or...

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Understanding The Concept Of A Tempo Run

By: Kettie Lyon • Speed Work

Understanding The Concept Of A Tempo Run

The Importance of Tempo Runs in Running Training Tempo runs, also known as threshold runs, are a crucial component of a well-rounded running training program. These workouts are designed to improve a runner's lactate threshold, which is the point at which the body fatigues at a specific pace. By incorporating...

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Does The Cold Affect Your Running Speed?

By: Dona Baggett • Speed Work

Does The Cold Affect Your Running Speed?

The Impact of Cold Weather on Running Performance Cold weather can significantly impact running performance, affecting various aspects of the body and altering the overall running experience. Understanding these effects is crucial for runners who face challenging weather conditions. Here's a closer look at how cold weather influences running performance:...

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Understanding Fartlek Training: Its Benefits In Enhancing Speed

By: Madge Rosales • Speed Work

Understanding Fartlek Training: Its Benefits In Enhancing Speed

Introduction Fartlek training, a Swedish term meaning "speed play," is a versatile and effective method for improving speed, endurance, and overall athletic performance. This training approach involves alternating between periods of intense exertion and active recovery, offering a dynamic and adaptable way to enhance speed and endurance. Fartlek training is...

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Signs That Indicate You Are Running At A Slow Pace

By: Ilka Dill • Speed Work

Signs That Indicate You Are Running At A Slow Pace

Feeling of being left behind Feeling left behind is a common indicator that you may be running at a slower pace than you'd like. It's that sense of watching others surge ahead while you struggle to keep up. This feeling can be both frustrating and demotivating, especially if you're accustomed...

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Predicting Race Times With RW’s Race Time Predictor

By: Dina Jamieson • Speed Work

Predicting Race Times With RW’s Race Time Predictor

Understanding the Race Time Predictor The Race Time Predictor, also known as RW's Race Time Predictor, is a valuable tool that provides runners with an estimate of their race times based on their performance in previous races. This predictor utilizes a mathematical algorithm to analyze the relationship between race distances...

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Understanding Critical Velocity Training For Runners
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