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The End Of Season Rest Periods Of The World’s Best Athletes

The End Of Season Rest Periods Of The World’s Best Athletes

Renato Canova: “There are not rules valid for all the athletes, and valid, for the same athletes, always in the same way. After a season, we can have a short RESTING period, before starting the TRANSITION period, which is already a period of training. In Kenya (and Africa generally), the resting period is something including FULL REST. We give, to every athlete, about 2 weeks of total rest, and in this period they don’t do any physical activity.”

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Bernard Lagat (3:26 1500m, 12:53 5000m) – Training Principles

Bernard Lagat (3:26 1500m, 12:53 5000m) – Training Principles

Firstly, let’s consider “mileage”. By comparison with other world class runners, Lagat’s training mileage is modest. It’s not unusual for High School distance runners in the US to exceed the totals that Lagat records on a weekly basis. In addition, he notes that he prefers to run on softer surfaces.

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Nick Symmonds – 1:42.95 800m – Training

Nick Symmonds – 1:42.95 800m – Training

Mon: 6 miles easy, lifting, 4 miles easy. Tues: 10 mile long interval workout (with 5-6 miles worth of intervals), 1 mile swim. Wed: 6 miles easy, lifting, 4 miles easy. Thurs: 10 mile tempo workout (5-6 miles worth of tempo running), 1 mile swim. Fri: 7 miles easy…

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Matt Centrowitz: Training Program

Matt Centrowitz: Training Program

Some examples of these workouts: 3 x 1 mile in 4:05, 4:01, 3:57 (easy 1km jog recovery). 6x400m in 51sec average (500m easy jog recovery) – this was completed the week before Rio 2016.

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What separates elite athletes from average athletes?

What separates elite athletes from average athletes?

What separates elite athletes from average athletes and average athletes from the general population has a lot to do with the efficiency of the motor control center of the brain and how quickly it can deliver messages to the muscles to perform certain movements. The good news is that an athlete can train his neuromuscular system resulting in better coordination and quicker movements.

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The End Of Season Rest Periods Of The World’s Best Athletes

The End Of Season Rest Periods Of The World’s Best Athletes

Renato Canova: “There are not rules valid for all the athletes, and valid, for the same athletes, always in the same way. After a season, we can have a short RESTING period, before starting the TRANSITION period, which is already a period of training. In Kenya (and Africa generally), the resting period is something including FULL REST. We give, to every athlete, about 2 weeks of total rest, and in this period they don’t do any physical activity.”

read more
Bernard Lagat (3:26 1500m, 12:53 5000m) – Training Principles

Bernard Lagat (3:26 1500m, 12:53 5000m) – Training Principles

Firstly, let’s consider “mileage”. By comparison with other world class runners, Lagat’s training mileage is modest. It’s not unusual for High School distance runners in the US to exceed the totals that Lagat records on a weekly basis. In addition, he notes that he prefers to run on softer surfaces.

read more
Nick Symmonds – 1:42.95 800m – Training

Nick Symmonds – 1:42.95 800m – Training

Mon: 6 miles easy, lifting, 4 miles easy. Tues: 10 mile long interval workout (with 5-6 miles worth of intervals), 1 mile swim. Wed: 6 miles easy, lifting, 4 miles easy. Thurs: 10 mile tempo workout (5-6 miles worth of tempo running), 1 mile swim. Fri: 7 miles easy…

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Matt Centrowitz: Training Program

Matt Centrowitz: Training Program

Some examples of these workouts: 3 x 1 mile in 4:05, 4:01, 3:57 (easy 1km jog recovery). 6x400m in 51sec average (500m easy jog recovery) – this was completed the week before Rio 2016.

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