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Running Into Fall

  • By Mackenzie Lobby
  • Published Oct 24, 2013
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Goal: Run A 5K/10K PR

Training to Scale Back: “In terms of the swim and bike, take 50 percent off both,” Kropelnicki advises. “Try to maintain 3 swims per week, otherwise your technique might suffer.”

Training to Add: Instead of increasing run mileage, begin by simply increasing the frequency of runs. “if you had been running 30 miles a week over 3 days, go to 5 days a week at the same mileage before increasing it,” says Kropelnicki.

Sample Workout: 8–12 x 400m between mile and 5k pace, with equal rest. Add 1–2 intervals each week.

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