Tag: Speed training
Speedwork isn’t just for running a fast 5 or 10K. Practicing paces faster than race pace is considered essential for improving your marathon time too.
Considered one of the “classic” track workouts, this seemingly short workout tests your speed with progressively faster paces
Like strides, hill sprints are short in duration but high in intensity and can have a huge impact on improving your running fitness
With a seemingly endless array of options, committing to some form of speed training is a guaranteed way to get fitter and faster
Adding a handful of these short fast accelerations to the end of easy runs or before harder runs can improve your ability to run fast
Whether you’re training for a fast 5K, aiming to finish your first marathon or just want to run on a safe and predictable surface, running on a track can be a valuable addition to […]
This is a classic workout and for good reason. Mile repeats can help runners assess fitness regardless of the distance of their goal race.
Many runners are aware of the now infamous Yasso 800s workout in which multiple 800m repeats are run with equal rest. In theory, the average time it takes to run the intervals can help […]
With mileage low and future races still far away, improve your speed training by running a variety of shorter, faster repeats
Mountain Equipment Co-op in partnership with Canadian Running magazine present a six-part video series outlining basic training principles and running advice.