Hill sprint training for running speed.

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Video: 100 year old sprinter and marathon runner…what is stopping you today?

Click here for a news link i just came accross.  It tells of Fauja Singh, a 100 year old gentleman who took up competitive running at the age of 89! He sprints 100 metre races and is also aiming for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon today! This 100 year old guy can do it…how old are … Read more Video: 100 year old sprinter and marathon runner…what is stopping you today?

The Intensity/Duration Curve – or “How come I walk for hours every day, but still get knackered climbing the stairs?”

Do you recognise the following:

“I think I’m reasonably fit.  I do a lot of walking (dozens of miles a every week), but I get so out of breath when I climb the stairs/run for a bus/play with the kids.  What is wrong with me?”

The Intensity/Duration Curve

The Intensity/Duration Curve

I recognise it.  Every single week someone comes up to me and asks me some version of this question, so here is the answer.

It is all to do with the Intensity/Duration Curve.  First of all, here are a couple of definitions:

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Sprints versus marathons for heart health

Flat-out Sprinting

Flat-out Sprinting

I read this story (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8429518/Sprints-better-than-marathon-for-heart-health.html) when it came out last month.  It shows how multiple, maximal effort sprints had similar effects on health compared to long duration exercise.  But after chatting with some people in the gym, I have a couple of problems with the practical implications of it…

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