Train Speed First, Endurance Second

I’m a runner, and I’ve been (sort of) practicing the polarized method for the past 6 months or so (truthfully, I’ve mostly been running slow in Z1-Z2 and adding the occasional fartlek interval).

I’m happy to say that my aerobic endurance is improving but sad to say that my top-end speed is crap because I’ve been bad about getting in the interval work consistently.

This new story from Dr. Jason Karp about training speed first and adding endurance later is interesting!

Hone Your Marathon Speed Endurance with Speed-First Training

And, it seems to me, flies in the face of the polarized training method.

So I wonder, what do you think?

Dave Trendler
Fast Talk Labs

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