Tabata As Part of Marathon Training?
by Gabrielle Miller
(San Francisco, CA, USA)
I Run To Be AB FAB !
As a distance runner preparing to do 26.2 #2, I wonder whether Tabata would really be beneficial? Yes, I am looking to increase my speed overall to qualify for the Boston Marathon (I'll need to run a 3h:45min race, or 8:34 avg. min/mile pace), but obviously sprinting is not really part of a marathon.
Compared to other forms of longer, less intense interval training (say Mile repeats or Yasso 800's), does anyone have experience integrating the Tabata protocol into their marathon training, and if so, how did it go and what tips do you have?
Thanks for whatever advice you can share.
Absolutely fabulously yours in health,
Ab Fab Fit