Nerd out with us on the A to Z Running Podcast! This week we discuss different workouts and what they do for the human body. Understanding why we train the way we do helps us to have more thoughtful training, and in turn, more success.
The World of Running
The 2020 PanAm Cross Country Championships are to be held in North America. There is a bid for the 2023 World Cross Country Championships to be held in the same location. (Source)
Leak about the 2020 Olympics opening ceremonies in Tokyo.
The possible return of Lukas Verzbicas after serious injury.
Main Topic: Thoughtful Training
Have you ever wondered what a workout is actually doing to make you better? If so, this episode is for you. If we understand our runs we will have a more thoughtful approach to our training. The below runs are not done in every type of training cycle and there are alternatives and variations. Tune in to hear the break down.
Types of Runs we dive into:
- Easy runs
- Moderate runs (cruise efforts)
- Steady effort (We mention our article on aerobic fitness.)
- Long runs (more on the science of the long run.)
- Straight tempo run
- 400m VO2Max intervals with active rest
- 2mi repeats (tempo runs)
- 400m glycolytic intervals
- Blended workouts (tempo + intervals)