Friday, March 13, 2009

Muscle development vs. CV; Importance of proper breathing for endurance athletes

Two good articles worth review:

  1. Discusses how muscle development - versus merely cardiovascular fitness - is essential to improving running speed. This matches my intuition regarding the absolute importance of incorporating tempo runs into your one's weekly workout plans. I found this article through the "Articles" link from

  2. Describes some important breathing and relaxation techniques which allow a runner to reduce their breathing rate, which has a beneficial effect of a reduced heart rate as well:

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