DROP JUNK INTENSITY
‘My mantra is “No junk miles”,’ says Alex Viada, an ultradistance athlete and Ironman who also competes in powerlifting. ‘Everyone’s workout needs to have a purpose.’ For anyone aiming to get to the finish line, this means taking out training sessions that aren’t accomplishing anything – those that are too slow to improve your anaerobic base, but fast enough that they hamper your recovery and cause overtraining.
PLANNING YOUR SESSION
To run a fast 5K, Viada recommends four sessions a week.