• Training Tip – Training By Distance or Time?

    We usually think of the volume of our workouts in terms of distance: miles or kilometers on the run or bike, yards or meters in the swim. But sometimes it’s easier to think in terms of time. Training by time provides a flexible plan and it’s just plain simple. However, training by distance offers a more quantitative element. All of which raises the question: which is better?

    There’s a definite benefit and a need to include specific distance vs. time workouts in your weekly schedule in order to determine your actual speed and to get quantitative feedback about whether you’re getting stronger and faster. However, since most of us train on open roads or trails, and unless you’re plugged into a GPS watch, distance is often an estimate. If you know your approximate pace or speed, it’s easier to count minutes and hours, and then calculate estimated distance.

    There isn’t a clear winner in the debate between minutes versus miles, but don’t feel locked into one or the other. Depending on the type of athlete you are and your particular strengths and weakness, one method may work better for you. Even further, the optimal method may change with your fitness level and where you are in your race calendar during the year.

    Train smart. Race fast.

    Frank Adornato

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  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the St. Pete Road Runners (SPRR) is to encourage running and walking for individuals of all ages and abilities in a social environment while promoting fitness and providing education in the community. The SPRR club is well suited for the recreational runner or walker as well as the serious competitor.


    SPRR extends an open invitation to runners and walkers of all abilities to come out and join us for one of our group runs.

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