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There’s No Magic Formula

August 03, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Science

Can you really get fitter in 10 seconds?

A couple of months ago, I wrote about a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology that purported to have found the secret sauce for training.

You could, the authors say, knock some serious time off your races  by reducing your mileage and running some short, but crazy-fast intervals.

While interesting, I wondered, really, was there something new under the sun? How different was this from normal interval training?

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High Intensity Training Part II

June 11, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Science, Videos

Run faster by running less?

Alert reader, John B. (not me) wrote to tell me about his experience trying the training protocol I had written about in the original post, High Intensity Training.

John writes:

Two blocks at first, two to three times a week? Then ramp up to three.

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