Developing speed for marathons and longer is important as it can boost your tolerant to lactic acid and help you run faster for longer. This session is great for runners and triathletes running events up to Marathon distance and longer.
Each week I will be posting the Friday Fartlek Run Sessions that you can do to enhance your running. Fartlek is a Swedish term that is often used by runners and it means speed-play. See a previous post about training intensity (levels) to know how hard to work.
Jerry Snider’s Marathon Mile Repeats
- 10min WU Level II;
- 8x 1 mile Level V, 4min Level II RI;
- 10min CD Level II;
- 10min Stretching
The Warm Up (WU) should be done at an intensity that is steady, but not over consuming at Level II for ten minutes.
The main set is made up of eight, 1 mile reps reps that you run as fast as you can at Level V. After each rep jog at Level II for 4 minutes. These can be done on the road, a trail or by doing 4 laps of an athletic track.
The Cool Down (CD) is at a low intensity, jogging (Level II) for a minimum of ten minutes.
Finish with 10 minutes stretching to assist with the recovery.
If you would like further advice feel free to contact me.
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