Indian Runs are a great way to incorporate speed work into a group run. This running technique requires the runners to line up in a single file line and run one in front of the other. The whole group continues to run in this manner at a consistent pace. The person that is last in the line steps out of line and increases their speed in order to pass everyone in line. Then that runner should fall into place as the leader of the pack and resume the average speed. The average speed should be comfortable for everyone participating, and when each person races from the back of the line to the front, they temporarily increase the intensity of their workout. According to Ed Eyestone, interval training such as this can enhance the workout instead of maintaining just one consistent pace.
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