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Old 06-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You'll increase speed naturally as your (running) fitness improves. Pushing yourself to exhaustion every day will lead to breakdown rather than improvement. As running is a high impact activity, there is far more stress/muscle damage to recover from.

Two hard workouts plus a longer run per week with non-impact activities on the other days will be more optimal for good progress.

Your idea of increasing pace throughout the run is fine, it's the way I used to train when I ran.
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