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RE: Mr. Renato Canova: Could You Please Answer a Question About Effective Ways to Improve the Lactate Threshold?
I think most of the runners in Norway do to many mistakes during their training. Another problem is that to many coaches and athletes do not really understand what they need to do to run fast. They can repeat the same mistakes during training for years. They even continue to use the same schedule even when their results are poor for years. There is always a "but", if you may suggest another training menu.
The main reason why Marius perform at quite high European standard, is that he train well and that he has a very good sensitivity regarding what kind of training he need to do at different stages. But still he need to improve to achieve the same standard as the very best runners.
To many Norwegian runners follow their program even when their body isnt ready for it. Many push themselves to hard both during intervals and during workouts at the track.
I'm a bit suprised about Knuts' statement. My impression of Knuts' interval- and track training is that it is to HARD, with to high anaerobic turnover. May be I'm wrong concerning your own training, Knut, since I have not seen it live. However, I'm quite sure that this was the case when you coach your club athletes some years ago (At least, I have seen many of these sessions live).
You may have adjusted your training strategy a bit?
May be the "intensity- factor" explain your problems with injuries and regarding your sinuses?
I do not think that you could have run faster, even with less commitments. I think small mistakes in your intensive track and interval sessions, may have "killed" you anyway.
However, you performanced well, no doubt.
Any comments to this, Knut?
Lactate measurements may increase the athletes sensitivity of thair exercise intensity, and may assist some of them to hit their target intensity during training. But of course, the coach need to have good knowledge about the use of the meters. Not many coaches or athletes have enough knowledge about it, at least in Norway.
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