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Distance Running Training Tips

Distance runners need to prepare for all race strategies: be ready for slow races, fast races, surges and races with a big kick.

  1. The purpose of training is to prepare for competition. The goal of a competitive runner is to be prepared on race day.

  2. Hard workout days should be challenging but attainable. Achieve the workout goals, but if the workout is too easy rethink the next training session, not the current workout.

  3. Control the workout to achieve the training objective. Be on target with your times and rest periods. Each workout serves a purpose in the distance runner’s training plan.

  4. Relaxed but fast running is important on longer runs. Distance runs and morning runs should be relaxed but not too easy.

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