30 Aug '12, 11am

Nice overview on evolution & history of (running) training "use history as your guide" by @stevemagness

You rightly point out my disdain for zones. It's just a personal pet peeve that comes across too strongly. Of course you are right that if applied intelligently they work. My one problem with the first daniels book, which he has since corrected, is that he stated that there were in-between zones that were essentially useless. I guess my problem is with the idea, rather than the application. I'd agree that Daniels helped fuel the resurgence. I think it's a well balanced program that helped enhance the knowledge of training to a wide crowd. What I really think it did was emphasized aerobic development, and scheduled and controlled use of interval training. That was a large departure from what I gather was a wide use of very hard interval training in HS's during the 80's. Endurance is kind was probably not the right title, it's more like aerobic development is needed. It's no...

Full article: http://www.scienceofrunning.com/2010/06/evolution-and-his...

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