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Unread 07-24-2009, 10:32 AM
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Unread 07-24-2009, 11:04 AM
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Interesting article. I was very suprised at the 3-4 week plateau that intervals seem to be subject to. Any idea why this might be?

I have some corrections for you in the first paragraph:

In recent years, training and the Internets* have become interval crazy. Everybody wants to do nothing but interval training all the damn time (with some even proclaiming that any non-interval training is not only useless but downright detrimental).

*I'll assume "the internets" is intentional
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a. Typos corrected
b. Internets is deliberate; I'm being meta or something
c. This is the way of high intensity methods; you make progress for 3 weeks and then it stops. Which is why most athletes in every sport spend most of their time doing moderate intensities and higher volumes and spend the last few weeks peaking with those methods.
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This is a brilliant article, Lyle. You really cleared a lot of BS out of the barn. I only wish the Tabata faddists would read it.
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As do I, I doubt they will.

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I agree with the others, really good article.

Wrt the three week period of making improvements, how long would it take before you could repeat the same (or at least similar) results over another three week span?
ie. 3weeks tabata -> move into steady state for x weeks -> 3week tabata
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It's a good question, I can only speculate. It takes a solid 6 of steady state to see any kind of stable adaptation so I'm thinking 6 weeks of steady state minimum. At one point I had the idea, if I ever returned to a true endurance sport, of doing something exactly like that.

6 weeks steady state
3 week intensity block
1 week recovery
repeat

Or something thereabouts.
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In terms of speed endurance,
say you were to want to finish 10km in X amount of time.

How would you logically program it?

In my limited understanding to break it up into intervals and reduce recovery time, but given new light and understanding maybe I'm wrong?
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A somewhat related question, does this mean that high intensity work can be used to maintain and not improve aerobic and anaerobic capacity on a an abbreviated time-efficient routine as compared to lower intensity work?
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In terms of speed endurance,
say you were to want to finish 10km in X amount of time.

How would you logically program it?

In my limited understanding to break it up into intervals and reduce recovery time, but given new light and understanding maybe I'm wrong?
I don't understand the question. Are you asking how to program the training or something else?
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