Stop undervaluing the Long Run

It’s easy to blow off the weekly long run when you hear that running at your threshold pace is the best way to develop the aerobic metabolism.  There are numerous studies that show this to be true.  But the long run is part of the recipe for all elite runners and should be a part…

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Running Hard, but Running Controlled: Progression Runs

The first point I want to make is that you can summarize this post into the following concept.  When doing high level aerobic running, it’s a good idea to finish faster than you started. Now on to the specifics…

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Renee on Magnolia Road

Renee races Friday at the Portland Track Festival; she’ll run 15:50 pace for a while, then try to accelerate in the latter stages of the race. I thought the Magnolia Road workout below would be of interest as it’s long and it’s challenging…and after the run she did 30 min of GS, though I have…

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