How Much Should You Run? – Part 5

What is an appropriate training volume for the runner who desires to maximize performance?  This is the question we have attempted to address in this series.  We have examined this issue from four perspectives – research, tapering, injury, and elite training methods.  In this, the final in our series, we will review our findings and make training recommendations on those findings.


How Much Should You Run? – Part 5 — 2 Comments

  1. Hi Richard!

    Zoom from bearpowered here!

    More great stuff! I continue to direct our forum members to your site. The process of offering suggestions based on research means that many “sacred cows” of the training world–if not killed off immediately–might eventually have to be sacrificed. Regarding such radical transformations in pilosophy,in the words of Ringo Starr, “you know it don’t come easy.”

  2. Hi, Ken.

    Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. I remain convinced that many lessons from research continue to be overlooked by current training methods. However, I am optimistic. In the 12+ years I’ve been writing about training and physiological research I’ve seen some physiological “sacred cows” that have been reduced to “regular cows”. You’re right – it just takes time but eventually truth bubbles to the top.



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