All runners, no matter your pace or your preferred race distance, can benefit from doing regular speed work.
There are a number of physiological benefits of doing speed work, but that doesn’t mean you have to enjoy doing speed work.
I really hate doing speed work.
But I keep doing it, because of the benefits and because the goals I have for my running “career” include me getting faster.
And let’s be honest, if you want to get faster you’ve got to run faster.
So I keep doing my speed work, and that includes doing some of my least favorite speed workouts as well. Read more