Running Physiology – part 5

Does increasing my VO2max or lactate threshold allow me to run faster or does improving my running speed increase my VO2max and lactate threshold?  It seems like a simple enough question but the answer is very important because it has … Continue reading

Do increases in VO2max cause performance to improve?

If you have read any popular literature then you’ve heard that increasing your VO2max is an important goal of training because a higher VO2max causes performance to improve.  Running books devote chapters to discussing VO2max and how to train so … Continue reading

Central Governor Model

The most enduring model of endurance physiology is the Cardiovascular/Anaerobic model.  Initially suggested by British physiologists A.V. Hill and associates in the mid-1920s, this model has been promoted by scientists, coaches, and athletes world-wide for nearly 80 years.  This model … Continue reading