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How can I progress my running training?

After several weeks your body will adapt to a training stimulus so in order to make further improvements in fitness you’ll need to progress your training. There are several ways that you can do this but it’s important to only adjust one variable at a time otherwise you risk injury.

  • Increase the volume of your running
  • Increase the frequency of your training
  • Increase the intensity (pace) of your training
  • Decrease the recovery periods during interval sessions.
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Hi, I’m currently training for a half marathon but my longer term aim is to run a marathon in October. I am currently running 3 times a week – a long slow run, a tempo run, and an interval/hill session. I know strength and conditioning is important so I’m trying to spend some time in the gym too. One problem I have found is that I get DOMS for 24-72 hours after a leg session which can then compromise my running. What would you recommend as I’m conscious that strength and conditioning is important but obviously don’t want to lose the benefits of my run?
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Louise has been running for over 20 years, with the last 16 of those at International level. She has represented Grea...