ATC: Balancing Aerobic and Anaerobic Development, Practicing Athletic Patience, How Much Training Data Do We Need, and More

May 1, 2015

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Too-Much-DataOn this episode of Ask the Coaches:

-Lucho getting into bodybuilding? And more on adding lean muscle mass/weight as an endurance athlete.

-Experienced marathoner looking to hit a 3-hour goal

-Realizing too much training has been LSD and high-end/anaerobic development is lacking–how to fix this and work the high end safely

-The relationship between volume vs. intensity

-Lucho vs. Tawnee debating big-volume daily running weeks for weeks at a time–is it safe and healthy? Hudson may recommend it, but is it for everyone? Who should be doing this approach?

-Does maintaining fat-adaptation mean every single workout needs to promote it? Or can you take an “80/20” approach?

-Long-term running development for ultra success, aka build your body to handle the miles before jumping into a race

-Where you should be fitness-wise/running-wise 20-30 weeks out from an ultra

-Being real with life duties and race goals

-Master’s female athlete having trouble with MAF and keeping HR low (it’s just too slow; HR feels “fine” when it’s higher). Is MAF not for her or does she need to give it more time and practice?

-Explaining TSS and rTSS and if you are an athlete or coach who needs to use these

-Training data–how much do we really need?!

-The MAF Test–is it really the only data you need to measure gains (or lack thereof) in fitness and health??

– and more…

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