Types of Running Workouts: Part 2 (with Video)
If you remember last week’s video post, I talked about some of the different types of running workouts that you’re likely to complete as a runner. If you missed last week’s post, click here to check it out.
In this week’s post, I’m looking at the one type of workout that I didn’t touch on last week: speed training and some of the varieties of speed training that you may see.
Speed training is vitally important no matter what kind of race you are training for, from 5k to ultra marathon.
And the reason that speed training is one of the important types of running workout boils down to physiological benefits of running hard.
Speed work strengthens your heart and lungs, strengthens your bones, improves the strength and functionality of your muscles and tendons, and can also improve your form.
So yeah, it’s kind of important.
What is Your Favorite Speed Workout?