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Running 101: The 8 Basic Types of Runs

  • By Competitor.com
  • Published Aug. 21, 2013
  • Updated Aug. 22, 2013 at 9:16 AM UTC
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Base Run

A base run is a relatively short to moderate-length run undertaken at a runner’s natural pace. While individual base runs are not meant to be challenging, they are meant to be done frequently, and in the aggregate they stimulate big improvements in aerobic capacity, endurance, and running economy. Base runs will make up a bulk of your weekly training mileage.

Example: 6 miles at natural pace

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