When it comes to preparing for a race, finding a training schedule is likely to be top of your to-do list. But what if your lifestyle just isn’t suited to following a pattern of prescribed sessions?That's the challenge facing this week's questioner - what advice would you offer h...
rate increases during a session even when you're holding a constant pace. It happens because the volume of blood in your system drops if fluid lost in sweat isn't replaced. Denser blood means more work for the heart, hence a gradually rising heart rate
stride length.Weeks 8 - 10Your race is fast approaching, so this month is crucial. ➊ In terms of distance you should start tapering by reducing the volume (distance) of your training sessions in the two weeks leading up to the race. This will ensure you
and coaches generally agree that there are three ways to improve running performance: you can increase your maximum oxygen uptake, or VO2max, which measures the greatest volume of oxygen that can be dispatched to your muscles during exercise; you can extend
out fat-burning enzymes, which help your aerobic system work more efficiently. Also, synovial fluid (the lubricant in your joints) warms up, helping your body to move easily. "Too many beginners skip this step without realising how much more
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