HRV research has been available for a long time but it has only appeared in the spotlight recently because technology has become so advanced that we are now able to measure HRV accurately with our smart devices.
Again, not lightning quick to some, but right now it’s 20 minutes faster which equates to trimming 57 seconds off my per kilometre pace.
Paula Radcliffe (British long-distance runner, three-time winner of the London Marathon, three-time New York Marathon champion and so much more) was tested frequently in the beginning of her career for improvements in VO2max and running economy. After five years of testing, her VO2max had reduced and her running economy had improved – resulting in a 46 second reduction off her 3000m record!
I know joining a gym can be intimidating so in this article I’ll guide you through a routine that you can use to walk in any common gym and feel like you know what to do (instead of just feeling lost)!
In this article I’m going to attempt to explain why and how you should increase the total training volume in running in order to perform better in your races (whatever distance they may be)!
This is going to be quite a technical article, aimed at running coaches and running “geeks”, but I’m going to try to keep the technical training lingo to a minimum in order to appeal to a larger audience.