Being a newbie! I just have a few que
as I am training to run a marathon in Oct and doing the BBMC an 18mile trail over the Brecon Beacons in Wales UK.
1) I find it very hard to run short (3-4 miles) distances, i.e I don't relax until mile 4-5, I still enjoy getting out, so will it still help in my training
2) do we have our own built in speed that we run at? As I have tried Fartlek training but it made me worse !! So now don't do this anymore. So the question is really is speed training important?
I am sure I have lots more to ask but one thing at a time :-)

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Comment by Charlie Mullane on May 28, 2014 at 5:15am
Cheers Lori
Comment by Lori Enlow on May 27, 2014 at 6:52am
Thats a pretty insane amount of climbing! Congratulations!
Comment by Charlie Mullane on May 27, 2014 at 5:14am
BBMC out of the way, not a good time to change my ruining gait, forefoot full of blusters!! Ouch
18miles and climed at total of 4,500ft not to pleased with the time, but will sort that out for next year . Just finished my fitness tests and going to start my programme on Friday so will let you know how it's going. Oh the slant board is great so rethinking and going to add the wobble board next week :-)
Comment by Charlie Mullane on May 16, 2014 at 3:19am
Off to Wales to run the BBMC in aid of Longtown Mountain Rescue, the run is on Saturday . Very good cause!
Will let you know how much I beat last years time by ;-)
Comment by Charlie Mullane on May 10, 2014 at 7:38am
Just finished TCI, and just this minute finished building my slant board, so my COOL IMPOSSIBLE starts tomorrow.
Relax,Discipline,Form :-)
Will let you guys know how my run over the Breacon Becons goes next week
Comment by Patrick Garrick on May 5, 2014 at 8:54am

I actually look forward to speed work. It's the easy runs I have the most trouble getting motivated to do at times. If you haven't done much speed training, you will likely find out that you enjoy it more than you would have thought. Whether it's the surge in neurotransmitters or the sense of having accomplished something difficult, that last repeat and the cool down afterwards is very rewarding!


Comment by Lori Enlow on April 29, 2014 at 12:24pm

I remember my first speed was actually my first 6 min test 3 years ago...My legs were like, "what the hell?..where's the fire?...did a kid run out in the street?...what are you doing? and why aren't you stopping?!!!" I had run for over 20 years at that point...but never fast! It was the weirdest feeling.

Comment by Charlie Mullane on April 28, 2014 at 1:52pm
Cheers guys, lol not looking forward to that much Rich but willing to give it a go
Comment by Rich Warne on April 28, 2014 at 1:45pm
nothing like lying on your back in middle of track, gasping for air, after some speed work!
Comment by Eric Orton on April 28, 2014 at 1:23pm

Thanks Robert, you took the words right out of my mouth.  Speed is hugely important on many levels:

- run health/muscle activation

- performance enhancement

- strength

- improves endurance and run form, economy, efficiency.

And Rich loves it!!  

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