Category: Science

TRAINING PLANS OF ELITE MARATHON RUNNERS (2/2): TRAINING VOLUMES, INTENSITY ZONES AND TAPERING

London Marathon 2018 In our previous post we focused on periodization and training methods followed by some of the most well-known elite long-distance runners. In this second post we will… Read more »

TRAINING PLANS OF ELITE MARATHON RUNNERS (1/2): PERIODIZATION AND RUNNING METHODS

Kipchoge and Kosgei, winners of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Marathon Most top-level long-distance runners must endure a period of training of 8–10 years prior to reaching a competitive international standard…. Read more »

POST MARATHON DAYS: WHEN GETTING BACK TRAINING?

  With marathons becoming more popular worldwide, higher numbers of amateur runners decide to take the challenge and complete the Pheidippides distance. Nevertheless, completing a marathon imply a high strain… Read more »

RUNNING EXPERIENCES OFF THE BEATEN TRACK (OR WHEN FINISHING MARATHONS IS NOT ENOUGH)

For many runners completing a marathon is a remarkable achievement. However, for other runners, a marathon may become a routine activity.  These runners eventually reach a turning point when they… Read more »

HYDRATION AND COOLING STRATEGIES IN ELITE ATHLETES ELITE ATHLETES IN HOT CONDITIONS

Performance is affected by dehydration with some studies saying that even a 2% dehydration, expressed as body mass loss, is enough to alter performance negatively. A recent study analysed the… Read more »

SHOE TECHNOLOGY ON THE TOP 100 MEN´S MARATHON PERFORMANCES FROM 2015 TO 2019

Photo by Calpower (Pixabay) In October 2019 Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge ran for the first time an unofficial sub-2h marathon in Vienna, as part of the Breaking2 Project. But everything started… Read more »

BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING (BFRT): THE ULTIMATE TOOL IN SPORTS TRAINING?

https://www.onekmore.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/1-s2.0-S2212628718301063-mmc2_Trim.mp4   Blood Flow Restriction Training, or BFRT, is a training method that places a cuff or band around a muscle of interest, inflate it to reduce blood flow and… Read more »

FATIGUE AND THE RAPOPORT ENERGY MODEL FOR THE MARATHON

Photo by Martin Sanchez (Unsplash) Long-duration exercise is associated with fatigue, but what is fatigue? Its definition depends on which fatigue model we use. Among them we find: Cardiovascular/anaerobic fatigue… Read more »