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Anaerobic Work (Read 211 times)

HoosierDaddy


    Curious what others think about this.  Specifically, "Soc Doc's" stance that anaerobic activity is bad when done too often.  I am considering LT and above to be anaerobic in nature, not just all out reps for 200-400 m.

     

    I would bet most people do these "quality" workouts once a week at a minimum.  Is my assumption that LT+ is anaerobic, correct?

     

     

    http://sock-doc.com/2012/12/aerobic_endurace_bashing/


    Feeling the growl again

      Well, even the 800m is >50% aerobic.  That's while high mileage worked so well for Snell.  So to call 800m pace "anaerobic" is not really correct.  Aerobic/anaerobic is not binary, it is a sliding scale.  The faster you go, the more energy is produced anaerobically.  You certainly can't call "anything over LT anaerobic", because you can spend quite a bit of time there, and true anaerobic running can only continue for a a minute or two.

       

      IMHO even moderate amounts of pretty high intensity running don't have a direct negative impact on aerobic ability/ultra conditioning.  The main effect is that if you do too much you will need more recovery...more recovery means less mileage and/or shorter runs....THAT will not help your ultra training.

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       

      HoosierDaddy


        Thanks -

        I didn't phrase the question correctly either.

         

        Is anaerobic training (1-2x week) bad for your health?

        Snizzle


          Wouldn't that depend on the fitness level of the person and the anaerobic workout itself?

          What does "bad for your health" mean?

          HoosierDaddy


            Wouldn't that depend on the fitness level of the person and the anaerobic workout itself?

            What does "bad for your health" mean?

             

            I am referencing his article and the comments/discussion.  To me, something unhealthy is unhealthy - not sure how else to define it.


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