>General Running>The Muscle Factor Model
One day at a time
No, it's Richard Gibbens.
Prince of Fatness
aka 'Richard99' from coolrunning
PBs since age 60: 5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.
10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
In training terms this means:
In order to overload weak muscle fibers with abundant endurance requires long training sessions conducted at low levels of force production.
In order to overload moderately strong muscle fibers that possess moderate levels of endurance requires moderate duration training sessions conducted at moderate levels of force production.
In order to overload the strongest of muscle fibers with poor endurance requires short duration training sessions conducted at high levels of force production.
I believe this new model will cause some changes in how runners train. The new model won't make wholesale changes in training, but it will make noticeable changes when incorporated into existing training methods.