The most trainable and important facet of your distance running training is development of your aerobic system. From distances as short as 5k and through to the Marathon, your aerobic system is far more important than speed.
So why do many distance runners simply overlook or not target this key component?
The simple answer is that it’s not ‘sexy’. There doesn’t need to be a lot of toys such as heart rate monitors, step counters or new power meters. It cannot be bought, or given to you. Aerobic conditioning takes time, discipline and most importantly controlling your competitive nature. Due to all of these reasons, most try to find an easier route, rather than getting down to work.  Often all it takes is a simple tweak to your training and you'll be absolutely crushing your next race.

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