Age may be just a number—but so is your weekly mileage.
Some exercise physiology studies show quick improvement in athletes introducing just a few weeks of 30-second intervals. Does that mean all athletes might benefit from applying the principles of speed development? The answer could have major implications for how you think about structuring a training week.
For a year-end celebration article, let’s break down the rationale of 9 categories of workouts, with advanced and intermediate options.
Fast strides with shorter recovery times add increased strain on the aerobic and cardiovascular systems. Used strategically and in moderation, short-rest strides can be a unique adaptation stimulus that helps translate to top-end output into better workout and race performances.
Adding tempo running before or after intervals can contribute to major fitness gains during training builds.