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Five Reasons To Race On The Track

  • By Brandon Laan
  • Published Jan. 31, 2012
Don't let the oval intimidate you.

2. Get Out Of A One-Gear Rut

If you are addicted to longer road races such as the half marathon and marathon and locking into a steady pace, listen up. Racing shorter distances and incorporating a bit of speed work will do wonders for your marathon preparation. If you’re hoping to improve your personal best, it’s not advisable train for the marathon all year-round for several consecutive years. A brief track-racing season will help you improve your speed and efficiency by forcing you out of your aerobic comfort zone.

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