What is best practice for training intensity and duration distribution in endurance athletes?

@article{Seiler2010WhatIB,
  title={What is best practice for training intensity and duration distribution in endurance athletes?},
  author={Stephen Seiler},
  journal={International journal of sports physiology and performance},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          276-91
        }
}
  • S. Seiler
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of sports physiology and performance
Successful endurance training involves the manipulation of training intensity, duration, and frequency, with the implicit goals of maximizing performance, minimizing risk of negative training outcomes, and timing peak fitness and performances to be achieved when they matter most. Numerous descriptive studies of the training characteristics of nationally or internationally competitive endurance athletes training 10 to 13 times per week seem to converge on a typical intensity distribution in… Expand

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