Fitness Boot Camp & Military Fitness Database RUNNING TRAINING CONTINUOUS RUNNING CONTINUOUS RUNNING TRAINING Although interval training develops stamina in the body, it sometimes fails to condition the mind to racing hard over a racing period. Continuous running is done for distances over the normal racing distance at as near possible to racing speed. The runner needs a downhill course with a prevailing wind, recording the best time they can, using a watch and mile markers to estimate progress. During workouts, on this basis, the runner is subject to all the mental visions of collapse that they would suffer in a race. By fighting through these ‘black periods’ in training the runner makes them self aware of the fact that most fatigue is only in the mind.