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RE: Mr. Renato Canova: Could You Please Answer a Question About Effective Ways to Improve the Lactate Threshold?
Renato I agree about the fartlek being a training of feel and not of the stopwatch. Most would push too hard (myself included, as I did by mistake in the past) doing trackwork in November for the main races in May or June.
I suppose it SEEMS very hard for a runner not able to run 13:30, but for a 13:30 athlete it is moderate.
I thank you also for your explanation of the ramps. My last questions about this were, what is the construction of the workout? Does Korir do 50 minutes easy, for example, then find a ramp and do 10 ramps? And why is this used after 2 months and not from the beginning? The runner who lifts weights usually begins early in the offseason and levels off as the competitions approach? Is that not the same for ramps?
I assume also that when you say "use more strenght in LESS DYNAMIC WAY" you mean that the athlete should use longer steps getting up the hill (a work for stride length). I ask this because you said before the hills should be used to improve deficiencies; stride faster to improve frequency and longer to improve length. Maybe I am wrong, but my guess is that the ramps are for length (Within the specification of strength)?
Finally, what is your thought
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