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874 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 10, 2011 5:09 AM by njnitehawk
sfratini Rookie 3 posts since
Nov 7, 2007
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Oct 6, 2011 11:00 AM

Speed work advice

Just did the Jersey Shore Half Marathon this past Sunday ... lost almost 10 minutes from my best time only three years ago.

I attribute this slow down to a general lack of speed work on my part.

I used to do 3-4 miles "fast runs" and that seemed to help, but I am wondering if that is the best approach.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


In terms of background, I am 53 and run about 3-4 times per week.



  • njnitehawk Expert 50 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    1. Oct 10, 2011 5:09 AM (in response to sfratini)
    Speed work advice

    hi, sfratini


      you can answer your own guestion


    what was your training like this time as opposed to the time you trained for the other events


    if the training were the same -hang it on a off day,and  start your training for the next event with a little more vigor(something to prove)


    can you give examples of the type of speed work you did


    was  speed work done every week as well


    i am only asking these question for me to know if i maybe able to improve myself in my own running





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