Compared with training only short distances at a fast pace, long slow running gets you fitter. Long slow running gives you a fitness base which is not easily lost again. Long slow running makes you faster over long distances than sprint training does. Long slow running is the starting point of all fitness programs. It is the very best way to make huge gains in aerobic endurance (unless you have year round access to cross country skiing courses!)
So, here is an interesting article on long running which may further inspire you: "The many benefits of long runs"
Saturday morning's metro run from Acton Ferry terminal: running 10k: Julian (new), Richard (new), Chuan, Ann, Byron. Running 20k: Ewen, Andy, Zainab, Emma P & me. Running 32k: Ruth. Some of the Metro runners are in training for the half marathon here in April, so will be gradually building up distance run.
Saturday morning a week ago
ACTEWAGL Women and Girls 5k Fun Run/Walk. Entries now open.
The YMCA of Canberra Runners Club invites women and girls of all ages to join in the ActewAGL Women and Girls' 5km Fun Run/Walk on the 3rd April 2011 at 9.00am.
Entrants may walk, jog or run the 5km loop starting from Stage 88 in Commonwealth Park, Canberra.
Online entries now open.
Please note no late entries will be taken on the day of the event.
Our charity partner this year is a local ACT charity - OvCan - an Ovarian Cancer Support Group.
Contact: Kerrie Tanner. Visit the website http://wgfunrun.com.au for more details. Click here for an entry form http://wgfunrun.com.au/docs/wgEntryForm.pdf.