As we talked about in a previous post, which you can find here, speed workouts are a crucial part to many runners training programs. Along with speed, many runners also want to increase their endurance as well.
Let’s first start off with what we mean exactly when we say endurance. According to ol’ reliable Wikipedia, which you can find more here, “Endurance (also called stamina, resilience, or durability) is the ability of an organism to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover form, and have immunity to wounds or fatigue.”
According to this article from Active.com, when it comes to running there are two types of endurance you could be referring to. There are the runners who want to increase their endurance as in the ability to go farther, these are usually beginning runners. More experienced runners instead mean they are trying to improve their speed-endurance, the pace at which they can cover farther distances. [Read more…]