Running faster advice
Make sure you have a good running style, keep your head up and still to maintain a good airway, and make sure your breathing and footsteps are regular. also a good pair of lightweight shoes should help. as far as a training plan goes, you don’t need to run the full distance all the time. if you did 10 mins every day, your times should improve relatively quicklyPosted 6 years agostumpy01Member
You need a combination of a good stamina base, tied in with a decent amount of speed work.
Interval sessions on a track or at a local park would be a good idea. Something similar to above, or some kind of pyramid session.Posted 6 years ago
When I used to run for a club, we used to train at school & do laps round the tennis courts. It was about 40secs round the lot, and we’d have 40 secs rest. 4-5 reps, then 3-4 mins rest & repeat. Soon gets your speed up!surferMember
As iDave says interval work will help. In short run uncomfortably fast for a distance then jog slowly to recover. Repeat until
your eyeballs popyou are tired. Remember to warm up and down a bit.
As Emil Zatopek said whan asked why he did intervals every day faster than race pace “I need to practice running quickly, I already know how to run slowly” priceless.Posted 6 years agotrbMember
Sounds good chaps. I knew STW would have the required knowledge.
Thus far I have just “gone for a run” (bearing in mind I couldn’t even complete 5k back in feb).
This weekend I was top 30 for the swim, top 30 for the bike and bottom 20 for the run. So if I want to improve I need to face my demon and do proper run training.Posted 6 years agotrbMember
I know that running can be a repeat thread, however I seem to differ from the normal “being fit enough to knacker your legs” that seems common warnings on here.
I did a sprint tri at the weekend and my 5km time was 29:30, which is quite simply a bit rubbish. I want ro be running 26 minutes or less, but I just can’t seem to run very fast. As soon as I run, my heart rate goes sky high, I get a stitch and I’m taking piddly little steps.
So practical advice please STW. I’ve trawled the Triathlon websites and they just seem to talk iron man.Posted 6 years ago
Anyone got a training plan I can use to get my 5k time down?
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