This running mix was inspired by two of the best ever running films; The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) and Chariots of Fire (1981). If you haven’t seen these films I highly recommend giving them a view. There are some great quotes that I’ve taken from the films and put into the mix.
As with The Bruce Lee Running Club Mix there is a bpm to match your running cadence. This one is slightly faster with a bpm of 160 – 164 that gradually peaks in the middle. I think the peak is just long enough to give you that extra intensity you need in a run sometimes.
Whenever I read about running efficiency and the ideal cadence I always come across the magic number 180. Improving Running Economy is a great blog article on the subject. You can therefore expect my next mix to be even faster as I work towards the magic 180 bpm.
There are still relatively few running mixes of this kind, so I hope this will give you the motivation to keep clocking up the miles.
we focus on introducing more anaerobic workouts into the 10 miler training program. The key is to stress the anaerobic systems of the body but also focusing on the rest period. Remember, all of the benefits of your hard work come within the rest. Again, if you want to run a faster 10 miler you need to train smarter, not harder. The last two phases of training you will be doing are speed specific and taper phase.