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IN DEFENCE OF THE LONG RUN

HIGH-INTENSITY TRAINING MAY BE EN VOGUE BUT WE SHOULD STILL MAKE TIME FOR THAT LONG STEADY RUN. MR’S RESIDENT RUNNING GURU MARTIN YELLING EXPLAINS WHY
In the long run: there’s still a place for long steady running In the long run: there’s still a place for long steady running

In our busy, fast-paced lives, we all like the sound of getting more for less. So it’s little wonder we’ve seen a boom in high-intensity exercise classes and their promises to “get fit in 20 minutes”. Long steady running, by contrast, takes time – anywhere from one to five hours, depending on what you’re training for – and can’t be packaged in quite as palatable a way.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Whether you’re training for a half marathon, marathon or ultra, long steady distance (LSD) runs rule. They, more than anything, are the true money miles that help you become an endurance machine. Here’s how to get the most from your LSD runs.

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