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RE: Mr. Renato Canova: Could You Please Answer a Question About Effective Ways to Improve the Lactate Threshold?
i understand, Rui is doing 2-cycles also peaking for indoor season so he starts very early doing the hard stuff as there is not so much time to build-up in a 2-cycle program.
However we have to definitate what Race Pace means, for a 5k runner Race Pace training has other effects than for a 1500m runner or a 100k runner but even when having a different major event a runner has to think for what the workout is preparing him,what he is trying to achieve.
A 1500m runner aim has to be to improve endurance as it is the aim of a 10k runnner.
So lets say a 1500m has his major races in may-june-july-august, what sense does it make to work at 800-1500m pace in January?He would just damage his endurance system, Trackhead agrees that it shouldnt be too taxing says a runner needs to stay in touch with the intensity so he should do easy 800m-1500m workouts.
So lets say doing 8x200m at 1500m pace with long recovery for example, does it prepare you for anything?
Its neither stimulating the aerobic or the anaerobic or the muscular system.You want to stay in solid anaerobic shape?
Why not doing a 5k-pace workout?
Lactate will go 6-8-10mmol AND you'll have a good aerobic effect too, will train the heart and the lactate treshold.
Someone posted training of Mamede doing his short reps in the winter at 62-64-66 sec per 400m and then going down to 58-56 in the summer, the same with Roger 25mpw Bannister for example.

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