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High Intensity Training

May 31, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Science

Run faster by running less?

It’s not quite a “10-minutes a day to great abs” story, but you can expect to see a lot about this in the media over the next few days. A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology showed significant benefit for runners using a pretty short, high-intensity workout.

An article in Science Daily reports:

Over the course of seven weeks, runners were able to improve performance on a 1500-metre run by 23 seconds and almost by a minute on a 5-km run — and this despite a 50 per cent reduction in their total amount of training.

This is not the first time we’ve heard about low-volume, high-intensity training, but I’m always suspicious of the findings in these studies. Are the results they observe significantly different than what you’d get with traditional interval training?

It’s an interesting finding, and perhaps one more thing to add to your training repertoire.

On the other hand, if you’re like me and enjoy running then maybe you don’t want to be running less.



1 Comments to “High Intensity Training”

  1. Barbara says:

    I like your last sentence!


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