You train at different intensities and duration to vary the stresses your training has on your body. Assuming that you allow proper recovery then these stresses are turned into a better, fitter and faster you. You adapt to cope. You improve.

So what is the Long Slow Run (LSR)? Otherwise called Long Steady Run or Long Slow Distance. & Why should I do one?

I’ll answer the “Why?” first of all.

1. Your cardiovascular function will improve.

2. Your ability of your body to regulate heat will improve

3. You will get better at burning fat to fuel your running (rather than muscle/carbs)

4. Your muscles will get better and producing energy; and

5. Mitochondria produce energy better.

So your energy and oxygen pathways are basically all improved at various levels.

With slower running you can train more frequently and/or more further and you can certainly also better…

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About swimbikerun1
Devoted Father, Husband and Employee.Endurance sports fanatic (running,cycling,swimming).Triathlon athlete and coach.If only days had more than 24 hours.

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