Q I’m averaging around 30k a week, but not getting any faster. Help!
Jenn Gaskell studies for a PhD in Mathematical Physics on top of her running, so we trust her judgement: “Mix up your training! I also really enjoy longer runs, but make sure you try short, fast intervals each week too, and hill training. Adding bursts of speed into your long runs, say between trees, also helps to get used to a slightly faster pace. Good luck!” We’d pay attention – Jenn won the Xreid Senja last year, a 122km race through the fells and fjords of Norway.