>General Running>Why I don't like 400's (for the most part)
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Mike - you're asking for another fight thread.
Nope. I actually want to talk about running. Read it, gimme your thoughts.
Mike - you're asking for another fight thread. Take it over to Fight Club, eh?
I dunno, Wingz. This is really just an opinion piece on the value of a specific type of workout. No accusations, no personalities, no names--nobody being diss'ed in his post. On the whole, I'd say fairly benign. I'm pretty sure the Court of Quirks, Peeves, and Assorted Irritants would pass on this one.
In point of fact, I believe a healthy discussion on his premise would be of benefit to many runners--especially those that consider themselves less-seasoned at running. Either he has valid points or he doesn't. And if he doesn't, why not? Personally, I tend to subscribe to his philosophy. I believe that Yasso's are more effective than 400's, but the fact of the matter is that I rarely ever do track work. That, however, does not begin to mean that I have got the final answer on the subject--and I, for one, would be interested in other's thoughts on his post. I am always looking to learn and improve.
I especially found this quote interesting: "Finally, for runners doing less than 50 miles per week, there is a lot of evidence that simply adding more mileage has a bigger affect on VO2max than any specific workouts, and will also have the side benefit of improving aerobic endurance without the same injury risk as the VO2Max reps." That makes a lot of sense, thanks for your insight.
The Logic of Long Distance
Physicist Richard Feynman once said, "VO2Max and five bucks will get you a cup of joe at Starbucks."