Marathon training while leading a normal life

Marathon events have become very popular in the last decade. Thousands of all-level runners, from elite athletes to hobbyists, participate every year in Marathon races — well, before Covid-19. Such a long-distance event (26.2 mi/ 42.1 km), requires a well-structured Marathon training plan; that is, if you want to perform well and, while at it, enjoy the race. 

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Why you should run a Marathon Authentic

When runners speak of the ‘Marathon Authentic’, there’s only one place that comes to their mind: Kallimarmaro, Athens; aka, Panathenaic Stadium. Yes, the Marathon Authentic is the Athens Marathon; the mother of Marathons! Even though we won’t be having the pleasure of running in the Marathon this year — due to the COVID-19 outbreak —  we thought that we should at least write an honorary post about it! 

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Ironman training in a year? We’ve got you covered

The journey is about to begin! You’ve already registered for your first Ironman race, and you can’t wait to jump into your Ironman training. You are full of motivation but, at the same time, your mind is filled with the most common question of first-timers: Can I do it?

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Here’s how you can use science to train for Ironman

There is a very strong relationship between performance in sports events and scientific guidance. In the past decades, science has turned into a game-changer in maximizing performance; both professional and amateur athletes — and coaches, too — come to invest even more in this direction. Naturally, athletes who train for Ironman couldn’t fall behind this trend. 

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High-Intensity Interval training for endurance, done right

When we hear the word endurance, the first thing that pops into mind is long-distance training; and then Marathon, triathlon races, etc. However, most people never ask: “What kind of endurance? Aerobic or anaerobic?” So, we thought it’s about time someone set the record straight on designing a high-intensity interval training for endurance. And, in this post, that’s what we’ll do. 

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Cardiorespiratory endurance for Marathon runners

Cardiorespiratory endurance, or cardiovascular endurance, is the ability of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels to deliver oxygen to body tissues. As a result, this bodily function allows the production of energy through aerobic metabolism. Also, it allows the supply of muscle tissue with the oxygen needed, to produce energy in mitochondria. So, what does that mean for an athlete who is training for a Marathon?

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The London Marathon: Kipchoge or Bekele?

Hear ye! Hear ye! The most anticipated running event in 2020 is only 2 days away! The Virgin London Marathon will take place on a special race event this Sunday morning, October 4th, 2020. Mind you, it will only be for the elite athletes ― due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The best way to build endurance is science

Aerobic capacity (endurance) is the ability to maintain the duration of the exercise for more than 3 minutes; with the main source of energy required deriving from the aerobic metabolic system (Smilios et al, 2018). But, what is the best way to build endurance?

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Endurance or High Intensity Intervals training?

The quiz tackling Endurance vs High Intensity Intervals Training is a time-honored debate. In fact, it’s one that seems to be of great importance to the coaching world. Like BMW vs Mercedes is to the automotive world; Or like Ronaldo vs Messi is to the soccer world; Or Nicola Tesla vs Thomas Edison to the world of power and energy. Suffice it to say, it’s at the top of the game.

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