Chapter 10: Conclusion
Running at different paces improves your fitness and running performance, because it helps to increase the variety of ways in which your body adapts. It also increases the enjoyment you get out of the sport, by charting a galaxy of different ways you can train.
But the corollary of choice is complexity. We need to think carefully about how to combine these different training techniques to meet our goals. In this chapter we have navigated through the different considerations, so that you can draw up your own training schedule which will help you to reach your goals in a way which is consistent with your personal circumstances. In the next chapter there are some sample training schedules, built up from these principles. You can use these as a basis for your own training schedules if you want, or you can build your own from scratch.