For so many of us, starting a new fitness journey is exciting. We plan and prepare meals, set our alarms earlier...
Would you like to enjoy running?
If you’d like to learn how to enjoy running, then aerobic base training with a progressive walk/run interval plan is probably going to be key contributors to your solution.
Easier running sessions with no injuries is how I am suggesting you will enjoy your experience a whole lot more!
Aerobic base training specifically targets the function of the aerobic energy system instead of the overly trained anaerobic energy system.
Put simply, the anaerobic energy system is used during high intensity training which demands more recovery due to the high levels of stress it places on the body.
Aerobic training is low to moderate intensity, which obviously places less stress on the body and can be repeated more frequently.
What this eventually looks like is once you’ve developed a decent aerobic base, you’ll be running much faster at a comfortable, moderate intensity.
Another worthwhile consideration would be to start your running plan modestly with a series of walking and running intervals.
To begin, mostly walking with a small amount of running, then gradually progressing to more running and less walking, then finally running the entire duration.
This not only aids your ability to train aerobically but also gives your connective tissue a chance to strengthen, resulting in less aches and pains.
Eat well and keep active.
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.
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