International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part K
Training methods for long distance runners
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Dalveer Singh Kaunteya
Long distance track events gained popularity in the 1920s by the achievements of the "Flying Finns", such as multiple Olympic champion Paavo Nurmi. The formation of group and thereby classification of endurance can be done on the basis of two criteria: nature of activity and duration of activity. A distance runner’s stride’ like that of any other track athlete’ is composed of three phases: push-off or drive, Recovery, Supports. “An effective training program results from efficient planning, the judicious use of rest and recovery days, and gradual increase in training intensity and duration”. Training Methods for Long Distance Runners 1. Continuous Method: Slow Continuous Method, Fast Continuous Method, Variable Pace Method, Fartlek Method. 2. Interval Method 3. Repetition Method 4. Resistance Training 5. Uphill Running 6. Endurance Circuit Training 7. Competition Method The competition method in its three forms should be used quite frequently for the improvement of endurance and its components.
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Dr. Dalveer Singh Kaunteya. Training methods for long distance runners. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):568-570.