Firstly, I’m training for 10k and will then go into a half marathon plan. I’m doing an easy pace ‘long’ run increasing in distance by 10% weekly, an interval run (source of my confusion), a hill run, and a 5k per week.
I’m not sure I’m on the right track with interval runs. I want to use these to get some speed in my legs. As part of the above plan (10k then half marathon), what should my interval training look like?
Next, I was reading about fuelling (ahead of half marathon work) and the internet is a cavernous cesspit of contradiction. Can someone give me a really basic guide to gels and stuff. I love running for it’s simplicity- I’ve done other sports like golf where I’ve experienced paralysis by analysis and can’t be bothered getting bogged down in this. In my dad’s running days, he got by with water and some segments of orange!