Ever wondered what sessions give you the best bang for your buck for specific distances?


As we all know, you can't train to be both a marathon runner and a 5k runner. It just does not work like that, we use different muscle fibres for each race, the difference isn't huge but we definitely recruit more of our fast twitch muscle during a 5k race than we do with 26.2 miles. That is science.

What we can do is realise what workouts work best for each of the distances we want to train for, so for your 5k workouts they are going to be short and sharp but with some longer efforts some weeks to build our threshold so we can run harder for longer. 5K is only a fraction of a distance to the mammoth that is the marathon but we still need to train our aerobic system for it.

MY FAVOURITE WORKOUTS FOR 5K TO MARATHON.

5K WORKOUTS:

10K WORKOUTS:

HALF MARATHON WORKOUTS:

MARATHON WORKOUTS

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Marcus Sladden

Digital Marketing Manager at NoblePro from Norwich

Age group: Open
Club: City Of Norwich Athletics Club
Coach: Paul Evans

My Disciplines
Functional training Strength training Half marathon 10 KM Marathon Track & field
Triathlon

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