GAINcast endurance series
Our four-part series on the GAINcast took an in depth look at endurance training. GAINcast 91 looked at endurance methods and concepts. GAINcast 92 looked at athletic development for endurance athletes. GAINcast 95 looked at endurance planning. And GAINcast 99 looked at fitness and endurance training for team sports.
Methods and training
Stephen Seiler provided some insight on training methods, intervals, and polarized training on GAINcast 104 and training in the green zone on GAINcast 188. Dr. Michael Joyner also breaks down the physiology of the sub-2 hour marathon.
Trevor Painter and Jenny Meadows look at individualized approaches to the 800 meters and Gareth Sandford explains the speed reserve concept and how it can apply to athlete profiling and training design.
Carrie Lane has coached both endurance sports and Olympic throwers. She has written in detail about why runners need to lift, lifting methods for runners, creating a strength plan, and sprint training for endurance athletes. We also interviewed Lane on Episode 51 to discuss lifting for endurance athletes. Steve Magness provides his take on the topic on Episode 36.
Don’t forget mechanics
Mechincs and efficiency are important in all forms of running. Vern Gambetta has a three-part look at the running mechanics: part 1, part 2, and part 3. We also look at the science of running.