GAINcast 91: Endurance Methods and Concepts

If you break down athleticism into its key compenents, there is one component we have not covered much on the GAINcast: endurance. It is not due to lack of experience or knowledge; we just simply haven’t gotten around to it. The wait is over though. We are going to take an in-depth look at the topic, starting with this week’s episode where we introduce the basic tools of training for endurance by explaining endurance training methods and concepts.

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Notes and Quotes

Endurance training has been around forever, which means there are many ways to train for it. Some have been written about extensively while others have been forgotten. We will look in depth at them, and explain some general concepts that apply to them all.

This episode is one of several planned on the topic before year-end. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes on athletic development for endurance athletes, and programming for endurance.

An introduction to endurance
  • 3:30 – Introduction – We often get caught up in mileage and other factors that aren’t direct contributing factors to running fast. Endurance running is about seeing how long you can hold your max speed. it all comes back to speed.
  • 5:00 – Vern’s endurance influences: Bowerman, Lydiard, Cerutty, Igloi, Marshall Clark, Pete Petersen, Seiler.
  • 11:30 – Vern’s background as an endurance coach.
Edurance training methods
Endurance concepts

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Further Reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: