Train Less & Run Faster

A training regimen published in the Journal of Applied Physiology has experienced endurance runners shaving 1-2 minutes off their 10 km performance. The technique, called speed endurance training, reduces overall training volume by 25% and incorporates between six and twelve 30-second sprints 3 to 4 times a week.

The Bigger Picture: Half of the competitors who tried this type of training improved their 10 km run from 37.3 to 36.3 minutes, while one went from 37.5 down to 35.4 minutes. These runners also improved 2-minute exhaustive running performance by about 36%. It brings new meaning to the phrase less is more.
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