Amby Burfoot is Executive Editor of Runner's World USA, and the 1968 Boston Marathon winner Imagine that there was an exercise programme that could guarantee to get you in shape with only three identical 30-minute exercise sessions per week. I
of running not mileage totals, not your marathon PB, and certainly not the percentage of VO2 max you can maintain when running at lactate-threshold pace while holding your breath on a treadmill set at a six-per-cent-incline in a hypoxic tent. These Zen
on treadmills, not of cyclists. No one can say exactly how the two differ, but they do. The triathlon legend Mark Allen has lived in those narrow spaces. Allen is the fastest runner ever to win six Hawaii Ironman Triathlons. In 1989, he closed with a 2
thousands of subjects on a treadmill. Most large studies are based on questionnaires that ask: "How much do you exercise during a typical week?" And you just know a lot of people are wildly optimistic (or lying) when they answer that question.The Cooper
the final miles of a marathon, you should be able to run faster.This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot.
convenient. Finding ways to fit workouts into your schedule is more important than fretting over the when/where questions. The streets around your house, a local track, the park, a treadmill - they're all good. Beginners should stick to relatively flat
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