Training for Aerobic Capacity and Running Economy.

  title={Training for Aerobic Capacity and Running Economy.},
  author={D L Conley and Gary S. Krahenbuhl and Lee N Burkett},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  volume={9 4},
In brief: Successful long-distance running is often attributed to a high VO2 max, but running economy-the steady-state oxygen consumption at a given speed-may be more important. The physiological changes in a 31-year-old elite runner were studied during an 18-week training program using both interval and endurance running. Most improvements in running economy were noted during or immediately after weeks of increased interval training. Among runners of similar ability, a small difference in… CONTINUE READING

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