Is speed work necessary for marathon training

at that time, it was the fourth-fastest debut in u.s. history. it was these short, fast workouts that prompted several questions as to why a marathoner would do 200m and 400m repeats. here’s why i had brett run these workouts and why i think marathoners can benefit from some short, fast repeats during this last 10 weeks before the marathon. the first was eight weeks before the marathon and the second was four weeks out from race day. the basic …

Should I run 400 or 800

my pr’s:100- 11.28 (hand timed)400- 51.94800- 2:011600- 4:50most of my training is centered on running the 800m and up, but i’m starting to doubt my potential in the 800 because it feels as tho i’ve hit a wall in the 800, for the past year or so, my 800m time has never dropped below 2:00. ummm out of season i do very little running in the form of miles, i play a lot of basketball and do sprint work. during …

bernard lagat strength training

his personal bests from 800m (1:46.00) through to half marathon (62:33) span over 17 years and and at the age of 41, lagat ran 27:49 for 10000m on the track. the following are notes taken from a detailed article on and interview with bernard lagat in an american running publication. it’s not unusual for high school distance runners in the us to exceed the totals that lagat records on a weekly basis. (lagat does much of his base phase running, …