The most popular form of marathon speed play is interval training, a technique that has been used by world-class athletes for many, many years. Measured segments (repetitions) are run at a pace that is slightly faster than marathon goal pace and are followed by a rest interval. This process is repeated many times. Shorter distance goal races, such as the 5K and10K, use short repetitions of between 400 and 800 meters. Longer repetitions, such as mile repeats, have been overwhelmingly the most successful distance used in the Galloway program. 800-meter repetitions can be useful for the marathon, but the mile distance helps to mold together the components of marathon form and exertion in one exercise.
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