Path to Marathon Success - Track Work or Repeats
by Benji Durden
Track Work or Repeats
Consistent times are what to shoot for, rather than starting hard and
finishing slow. If you can run all of your 800s within 5 seconds of each
other, it's a much better workout than if you ran two 800s fast, but then
have to slow down for the final ones.
If your training is going according to plan, you'll be racing faster as
you work through the program. If you are a 48-minute 10-K runner and you
improve your race times 30 to 40 seconds later in your training schedule,
adjust your paces a bit. It takes a little math if you want to be precise
in how much to move up in speed since 47:30 isn't on Chart 2. But it isn't
necessary to be that exact. There is some overlap between the low range of
one performance level and the high range of the next.
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