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Respectful Runner
RE: Mr. Renato Canova: Could You Please Answer a Question About Effective Ways to Improve the Lactate Threshold?
Mr. Cabral,

Thank you for your many contributions to the rest of us.

I have two questions for you.

#1: You said something like it was not good to run AT (or special) training more than two days a week. This is what I do, as otherwise I get too tired and don't recover as well. However, why not just divide that training into 7 equal portions and do this training daily, in the 1/7 amounts each day?

The total training would be the same. Would this not be enough of a training effect at one time?

#2: My understanding of the Portuguese 1-2-3 program is that this means 1) race pace, 2) slower than race pace and 3) faster than race pace.

However, where is the "faster than race pace" for Carlos Lopes and Rui Silva?

This is what I am wondering.

For example, Carlos Lopes mostly ran at race pace at the fastest, i.e. 10k in 27:27 and 400m in 65.5 (10k pace), and Rui Silva 6x 500m at 1:10 which is his 1500m pace of 3:30.

Is the "faster than race pace" not necessary?

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