Getting Back to Speed after lay off

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Getting Back to Speed after lay off

Post by Run4ms » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:12 pm

Hey runners,

I am seeking some advice on how to start incorporating speed back into my training....I was sick for a while (2 weeks) and then had to slowly build up some base again and I did not do any speed along the way - to my fault.

So, how should I start to include speed again to get back to where I was?

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Re: Getting Back to Speed after lay off

Post by Run4ms » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:50 am

No one has any advice?

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Re: Getting Back to Speed after lay off

Post by ap4305 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:27 am

Strides, short hills, and maybe a few 200s with full recovery.  Reintroduce the basic feel and mechanics of running faster without the physiological demands of sustaining it for a distance.  You should feel fast and smooth, never straining. 

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Re: Getting Back to Speed after lay off

Post by Run4ms » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:38 pm

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Strides, short hills, and maybe a few 200s with full recovery.  Reintroduce the basic feel and mechanics of running faster without the physiological demands of sustaining it for a distance.  You should feel fast and smooth, never straining. 
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Do reps matter? I was thinking along the lines of 8-10 reps.
Thank you! I will start those today -

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