Monday, 1 April 2013

High-end aerobic runs

The general idea of a high-end aerobic run, which for us here at the shop is scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday is to find the fastest pace at which you can run without feeling as though you're having to fight to sustain the pace. You should start at your usual easy run pace and let your breathing and perceived effort stabilize before attempting any increase in pace. As the run progresses, the pace should always be manageable; that is, you should be well in control of the speed rather than forcing yourself to maintain it. You should always finish a high-end aerobic workout feeling strong - almost energized from the sensation of running right on the edge of pushing it.

The most prudent approach is to work with your body rather than against it, watching for the signs that tell you that you are about to go too hard, as opposed to struggling and fighting yourself and undermining the effectiveness of your workouts