- 2 Kinds of Runners – an analysis
- Dose-Response and Running
- The Effect of Training Frequency on Recovery
- Six Paces Training
- How Much Should You Run? – Part 5
- How Much Should You Run – Part 4 Elites
- How Much Should You Run? – Part 3 Injury
- How Much Should You Run – Part 2 Tapering
- How Much Should You Run? Part 1
- Is Training To Failure Necessary?
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Six Paces Training If you want to maximize performance you have to adequately train all the individual muscle fibers that you will use during your competition. Six paces training is a training method designed to meet that goal. Read the … Continue reading
What is an appropriate training volume for the runner who desires to maximize performance? This is the question we have attempted to address in this series. We have examined this issue from four perspectives – research, tapering, injury, and elite … Continue reading
Should I follow the training program of Elite Runners? Elite athletes tend to be the example that the everyday athlete looks to for training guidance. If it becomes fashionable amongst elites to train in a certain way, or a particularly … Continue reading
I have added a new article – The physiology of base building – to the endurance physiology section.
Part 3 is of Prof. Noakes series is now posted.
Part 2: Lessons from a scientific training is now posted.
How does a foundational myth become sacred scientific dogma? The case of A.V. Hill and the anaerobiosis controversy
The leading challenger to the anaerobic/cardiovascular model of endurance performance is Professor Tim Noakes. Prof Noakes is well known and respected university professor, prolific researcher, medical doctor, and outspoken critic of traditional exercise physiological wisdom that VO2max limits endurance performance. … Continue reading
I have termed my training program and the physiological beliefs supporting them “power running” because I believe that muscle factors are primarily responsible for endurance performance. This belief in the primacy of muscle factors stands in stark contrast to the … Continue reading
So far in this series we have discussed muscle contraction speed and muscular strength. Now we move on to the third characteristic of muscle contractility – resistance to fatigue. Put succinctly, the more resistant your muscles are to fatigue the … Continue reading
In part 1 of the Muscle Contractility series I identified the three primary muscle characteristics that ultimately determine your running performance (or for that matter, your performance in any form of endurance exercise). Those characteristics are contraction speed, strength, and … Continue reading