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How strength training helps you run more efficiently https://t.co/KBTMjBgFEN https://t.co/ESOklswaeM

Another result presented at the Endurance Research Conference in Kent, this one on strength training to improve running economy. First, some background. Running economy is like the fuel efficiency of a car: it tells you how much fuel a given runner needs to run at a given speed. The more efficient you are, the faster you should be able to race. A question that remains hotly debated, however, is how to improve running economy. One of the most famous examples is Paula Radcliffe. Andy Jones, a physiologist at the University of Exeter who worked with her over many years, has published data showing that Radcliffe’s VO2 max hardly changed over the decade-plus of her ascent to world-class, while her running economy steadily improved. How did she do it? One theory is that the best way to improve economy is simply to run a lot (which Radcliffe certainly did during those years). Jon...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/training/boosting-your-fuel...

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