Training volume & intensity distribution

Brodie continues to review the book titled ‘The science and practice of middle and long distance running’ with chapter eight called training volume and intensity distribution for elite middle and long distance runners (Chapter contributors: Arturo Casado and Leif Inge Tjelta).

We talk about the different training variables including training frequency, duration, distance and intensity and their importance in formulating a training program. Next, we dive into different physiological measurements such as Vo2 Max percentage, heart rate and RPE to calculate specific training zones.

Lastly, Brodie touches on different intensity distribution models that the research suggests and also what the elites are doing. This include the pyramid 80/20 model, the polarised model and several others.

Brodie then shares sections of the chapter highlighting real-world examples from top performing athletes who are documenting their training intensity distributions.

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