Thursday, March 31, 2005
Speedworks vs High Mileages
My target for Singapore Marathon this Year is to do a 3hrs 45mins race. I completed my first marathon'04 @ 4hrs 21mins, second (KL marathon'05) @4hrs 2mins. As such, I must cut at least 17 mins, to achieve the objectives. Mileage works have helped me to complete both marathon, i still think it is very relevant for me to LSD(long slow distance) during the weekend to build endurance.
How can I include speedworks to my weekdays runs? What kind of intensity or duration?
Here are some of the advices given by people who are vets runners and still going strong:-
* Teck Heng> "do more speedworks and train in more extreme conditions..." meaning run faster in hot blazing sun often.
* Chwee Teck> "do more Hill works"
* Female Cyclist> " competitive cycling helps builds Hamstrings.."
Now, what will works for me and my present level of fitness? Hill-works, interval runs, Fartlek and anythings Fast and Furious....
I will research them and hopefully find a routine of the above speedworks cocktails that suits me toward my objective.. faster and stronger... Will report the findings in April.
Posted by Run HappyFeet at 6:48 AM