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288 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2014 10:15 AM by tucnguyen
runnerguy26 Rookie 1 posts since
Aug 10, 2014
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Aug 10, 2014 2:18 PM

How to improve my times/running too often for my level?

I race in 5ks for HS cross country, and my PR last year was 19:30. I want my time this year to be around 18:30 so i trained harder than usual during the off season to build a good base and put in a decent amount of miles but i have barely improved from where i was at this point last year. Im running 7 days a week right now and was wondering if maybe that frequency of running might be hurting my performance. Should do a mix of easy, long, and hard days for 6 days and then on the seventh only do like 2 miles? Or should i do something else to improve like lifting weights with my legs and continue doing a decent amount of miles every day?

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