Friday, October 28, 2011

Summarizes my Training For 2011

From The New World Order for Endurance Training by Brian MacKenzie

Speaking of recovery, that’s the next limiting factor we have to work on with distance athletes.  Most of them are training exclusively in the oxidative pathway, and highly overdoing it at that.  Even if you are just training this way, would it not behoove you to have the ability to actually recover from these workouts so that you could actually benefit from them? We make each of our athletes recover to a heart rate of 120 in less than two minutes when doing intervals or hill work.  If they can’t recover, then the workout is done.  Walk away! When they run pace work, nothing is more than a half marathon so that they have the ability to go out and actually train the next day with purpose.

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