Why easy running is the secret sauce to performance

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By Brodie Sharpe. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In today's episode, Brodie reviews a 2019 paper titled 'World-Class Long-Distance Running Performances Are Best Predicted by Volume of Easy Runs and Deliberate Practice of Short-Interval and Tempo Runs'.

This paper examines world-class athletes and their training habits in a 10-week lead-up to their goal event. They analyse all different training sessions including:

  • Easy runs
  • Tempo runs
  • Long-interval training
  • Short-interval training
  • Competition
  • Time trials

Will the results uncover the secret sauce of training? Brodie goes through the conclusion and adds his thoughts and interpretations.

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