I break my lactate threshold and marathon pace workouts into intervals.
Training in intervals provides a similar benefit but is less stressful than longer blocks of time.
By breaking the work into intervals we can extend workouts, go longer, and do more volume.
A short recovery period helps us recover and lets us do more work.
We don’t fatigue as fast with a brief recovery period.
Rather than dying off at the end of a workout and struggling to hit paces we can finish strong and do better quality work.
Intervals are an efficient and effective way to train.
Instead of a 30 minute lactate threshold workout, I could break it into 6 x 5 minutes, 3 x 10 minutes, or 2 x 15 minutes.
Instead of a 60 minute marathon pace workout, I could break it into smaller chunks.