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Interval Running Complete Guide

Are you a runner who has wondered, how do I run intervals or incorporate running speed workouts to get faster?

 

Do you want to know how to run intervals and if interval running is good for beginners?

 

How fast should you run intervals?

 

How do I do track workouts for distance running?

 

If you have ever tried doing interval track workouts in the past but you either didn’t complete the workouts or you found yourself getting injured when you start to add these into your training, then this is the episode for you!

 

 

Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!

 

Watch the video from our Facebook Live by clicking the video below!

 

Our very own Healthy Runner Coach Lu is a 2:58:16 Boston Marathoner so he knows a little something about speed and how to train to get faster for half marathon and marathon distances!

 

In this episode, Coach Lu will cover:

  • What is an interval run?
  • What is the benefit of interval runs?
  • Is interval running good for beginners?
  • Where is the best place to run intervals?
  • How do I run intervals?
  • How to do a track interval
  • How fast should you run intervals? What pace should I run my intervals?
  • How long should an interval run be?
  • How often should I do interval running?
  • Specific examples of track workouts you can do on your own!

 

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https://calendly.com/duanescotticoaching/30-minute-strategy-session

  


 

Resources mentioned in this Episode:

 

5 Minute Warm Up For Running:

 

 

Episode 72: What Pace Should I Run with Coach Lu

 

 

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Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, PhD, DPT

Physical Therapist For Runners

Board Certified, OCS

(203) 376-6514

 

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Over four months of working with Duane, I have built back to five days a week of running and am almost back up to my pre-injury weekly mileage and long run distance. Whenever I have flare ups or setbacks, Duane reassures me and makes necessary adjustments so that I can continue to progress in my running journey. I have had so much success with him so far that I have signed on for four more months so that he can help me to continue getting stronger as I train for the Dopey challenge in Disney World.

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