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What do you need to go fast?

 

Patience.

 

I just reviewed recent test/baseline results with an Ironman athlete. He improved his 5k time from 23:23 to 21:49 (a 6.7% improvement). This performance predicts a half-marathon improvement of 33 seconds per mile. I have no doubt he'll get it.

 

We’ve worked together just short of a year.

 

It takes time to:

  • improve pace, recover and go to the next level.
  • increase endurance without losing too much speed.
  • work on nutrition strategies that fit a lifestyle and racing.
  • have the self-control to go easy so that when it’s time to go fast - you can.

 

All the same training principles I used with this fellow are in my training plans.

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