A one mile circuit. A 45 minute time limit. Your task: run each mile faster than the last. Tip: start slow!
A Progression Run forces runners to start slowly. It teaches them mental patience and allows the body to fully warm-up before running at a harder effort. Many runners are too eager to race off on their runs and Progression Runs help them become more disciplined.
Progression runs increase stamina and fitness. Athletes who regularly incorporate Progression Runs into their training programmes will actually speed up towards the end of a race when everyone else is trying desperately to hang on. They will mentally and physically learn how to make a long drive to the finish that can be absolutely devastating to their competition.