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Most runners have heard that slow running will help improve their performance. However, time and time again I see runners going too fast on their slow runs. This means they’re always a bit tired, so they have to go slower on their fast runs. So they end up doing most of their runs at a kind of moderate-intensity pace. Missing out on many of the training benefits experienced at lower and higher intensities.
Today’s guest is going to help us understand the training benefits of slow running and give us some practical tips to help us execute our slow workouts correctly. Dr. Tyler Eng is a Physical Therapist and Running Coach. He helps frustrated runners conquer chronic injuries so they can run for life. He is also the owner and Head Coach at MoveSpace PT.
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- 00:00 Introduction
- 05:30 What Energy Systems does Slow Running Develop?
- 11:54 What Heart Rate Zones are Easy?
- 15:14 Why can’t I keep my Heart Rate in Zone 2?
- 19:05 How do I keep my Heart Rate in Zone 2?
- 25:23 What is the Talk Test?
- 29:27 Should I slow down when my Heart Rate drifts up on a long run?
- 35:00 Do experienced runners train in Zone 2?
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