Running is an aerobic sport. Any athlete who has a previous background in aerobic sports like distance swimming, biking, or soccer will have an aerobic base already established more than someone who was inactive. Speed and endurance are two pieces to the distance running puzzle. Some athletes can crush out a super fast mile time but then struggle with longer distance events like the half marathon or full marathon. Today we will be chatting about training specifically to gain endurance and carry your speed across a longer distance
Are people who have been running or playing sports for longer at an advantage when it comes to training for longer distance running?
How long does it typically take to build up to the half marathon distance?
How long does it typically take to build up to the full marathon distance?
Do you think it may take longer if someone tries to go ‘race pace’ on their long runs?
What if it feels weird to slow down?
What are your tips for slowing down on your easy/long runs and not losing your mind?
What are the best workouts for someone who is trying to build endurance?
What would the ideal athlete week of training look like for someone who is building into a half marathon training cycle How do you know you are training at the right paces?
How do you learn how to trust the process?
How long does it take to full develop your aerobic abilities? Is mileage building important?