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RE: Mr. Renato Canova: Could You Please Answer a Question About Effective Ways to Improve the Lactate Threshold?
Antonio say:

>When Rui Lopes did change for what´s a considered \"poor schedule\" an average training schedule profile, to a \"rich on\" - in a top class standard - lots of volume, lots of doubles, lots of intensity \"magic\" workouts - that didn´t work at all.<

Antonio,

It is simple to see what his problem may have been. This athlete was attempting to \"do EVERYTHING at one time.\"

This is a very common mistake from those athletes who feel that while \"base building\" they will \"lose their speed.\"

If he had cut way back on the intensity while buiding his base & increasing his miles he may have reaped the benefits with a body much better prepared for intense work.

Many athletes who race during the base period run personal best times without running ANY intense workouts. They are simply \"fitter athletes\" able to maintain a fast pace that they never could before.

There is no magic workout involved only PATIENCE on the part of the athlete. Athlete lets the intense running \"come to them.\" The body \"knows\" when it is ready. Instinct over science or arranged schedules.

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