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Apr 7, 2010 2:00 PM

Intervals at 5k pace vs running a 5k

Hi,

 

I've noticed that a lot of training programs have speed interval training that has you run intervals at 5k pace. Is this better than actually running a 5k race? Just curious, because up until now I've done all 5k "tempo" runs as I call them. Basically I do 5k runs at race pace. I've had a lot of success with it, but I'm wondering if it's going to have it's limitations, or if speed intervals at 5k pace would help too. Maybe I need to do speed intervals at faster than 5k pace? Thanks, just wondering.

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