Q I’m av­er­ag­ing around 30k a week, but not get­ting any faster. Help!

Trail Running (UK) - - Training - Dave O’Donoghue, Swin­don

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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.

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