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Updated July 09, 2013

Definition: Speedwork is any running workout in which you run faster than your normal pace for a certain time or distance, or intervals. In between those fast intervals, you typically recover at a slower-than-normal pace.

Sample beginner speed training workouts:
How to Do Hill Repeats
Beginner Fartlek Workout
How to Do Strides

Also see: 8 Rules for Speed Training
4 Ways Runners Can Get Faster
Also Known As: speed training, interval training, track workouts
Alternate Spellings: speed work
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