sponsored: #RUNNOVATION – Long Run Versus Hard Run

That Was Then

Traditional long-distance training was based on a 12- to 16-week schedule that followed a regimen of base building, strength building and speed work, setting athletes up to peak for their races. Integral to this plan was the long run, with athletes working up to one increasingly longer run each week. A constant debate was whether or not to run the full race distance during training.

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