The foot race is one of the oldest human activities. Long before the beginning of civilization, our ancestors raced through woodlands and prairies chasing wild animals to feed their families. Over the millennia, running to survive evolved into racing for sport, ultimately becoming part of the social culture in North America during the latter portion of the 20th century. In this continuing education quiz, read that competitive running requires specific techniques to avoid injury while building speed and endurance. Learn about avoiding injuries, building workouts for racers, how to correct running technique, running form drills, mileage, lactate (acidosis) threshold runs, acidosis threshold workouts, workout paces, VO2 max intervals, VO2 max workouts, anaerobic capacity intervals, and anaerobic capacity workouts.
After reading these articles, you should be able to:
- Understand proper running technique.
- Understand the characteristics that influence running performance.
- Know how to improve each physiological variable that influences running performance.
- Know how to design interval workouts to target specific metabolic energy systems.
- Understand how to design and deliver a smart, systematic and progressive training program.