28 Oct '16, 4pm

Long runs are key to any training program. Here's how to make them count

Long runs are key to any training program. Here's how to make them count

Shortly after college when I decided to race my first marathon, a friend asked why I'd moved up to the marathon when I'd enjoyed success at the 10,000 meters. "You must enjoy long runs," he said. "Not really," I replied. "I hate to tell you this," he said, "but the marathon is a long run." Over the years I've learned that whether you're a recreational runner or a hard-core marathoner, the long run is the backbone of any successful training program. Like any extended aerobic exercise, the long run delivers the predictable physiological benefits: increased max VO2 and blood volume, maximum stroke volume (the amount of blood ejected from the heart with each beat), and new capillaries and red blood cells. Just as important, the long run teaches your body to spare glycogen and rely more on fat as a fuel source. Translation: You delay glycogen depletion during a long race, so yo...

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