Distance or speed or both?

I’ve recently been asked, “Can you get faster and run further or do you need to train for one OR the other?” Whatever our goals as runners, our achievements are constrained by our genes, our training programmes and the commitment we can make to achieving our goals. Genes: We can train to our strengths and…

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Very few of us are gifted the genes that allow us to run well without practicing. Building up our strength endurance (stamina) takes time and it’s unusual to be able to run far without a patient build up over a long period of time. The same applies when we return from injury or illness. Trying…

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