Good Article in Running Times - 12 Mistakes (even experienced) Runners Make (Read 342 times)

Right on Hereford...

    MAF'ers (aka, low heart rate runners), listen up...



    Contrary to popular belief, we runners cannot live on high mileage alone. Even during base training, we benefit from a modest dose of faster training. Here's what happens when we skip strength and speed work entirely:


    • Atrophy of intermediate and fast-twitch fibers
    • Decrease in neuromuscular recruitment and efficiency
    • Increase in lactate accumulation during high-intensity exercise (and corresponding rise in acidosis)
    • Decreased muscle buffering capacity