Doing 1km reps is very popular with Ironman triathletes and marathon runners to improve speed over the marathon distance. This is a perfect session for runner’s and triathlete’s running events up to the marathon distance or longer.
Spending time running at VO2 Max intensity will help develop your ability to run longer at this intensity. Despite the very short rest in this session, you will qwikly accumulate ten minutes running at VO2 Max pace. It is perfect for runners and triathletes running events up to 10km in distance.
Although I’m not often a fan of running on a Treadmill, this type of session is an exception. You can use the treadmill to control the gradient and also the pace. This session takes the best bit of treadmill running and gives you great bang for your time working out. It is perfect for both full and half marathon runners and triathletes alike.
Joe Friel uses this session every 4-6 weeks for his athletes to test their marathon fitness. Outside of testing it provides a really great training stimulus to develop your speed. It is perfect for both full and half marathon runners and triathletes alike.
I utilise this session mainly with Ultra- and Trail runners where I measure their intensity with Heart Rate. Although the purpose of this session is to assess their fitness, it also provides a great training stimulus and can be used for success with all runners including triathletes.