How Long Can You Run At VO2max?

By |2021-12-06T16:18:09-05:00December 6th, 2021|Training Talk|

[Editor's note: A reader submitted a question about training at your VO2max and how long you can actually spend training at that intensity.] By Jack Daniels Our research determined that a runner can run at VO2max for about 11 minutes, and certainly running at VO2max is associated with having a maximum heart rate. Trying to [...]

What’s Your Interval Pace?

By |2024-01-20T17:17:42-05:00December 12th, 2017|Training Talk|

The idea behind Interval training is to accumulate a good amount of time working at your VO2max. Keep in mind that running at VO2max is also associated with running at maximum heart rate. Now, suppose maximum HR is associated with a pace of 5:00 per mile; what HR will be associated with 4:50 per mile? Maximum, [...]

What Is The Purpose Of Training At 5k Race Pace?

By |2024-01-23T16:11:59-05:00May 27th, 2015|Ask Dr. Jack Daniels, Coaching Clinic, Running Calculator, Training tips|

“I’m not against it, but I have a hard time justifying the physiological benefits of training at 5k or 10k race pace. Now for an excellent runner, 5k race pace is right around Interval pace.” – Dr. Jack Daniels If you’re a 23-minute 5k runner your race pace is 7:24/mi, yet your Interval or VO2max […]

Science On The Run: Explaining the Kenyan Advantage In A Moment (Arm)

By |2015-01-29T14:13:07-05:00January 29th, 2015|Biomechanics|

Linking current research to running By Nikki Reiter It is believed that at the highest level of running performance, running economy is the most crucial factor dictating performance. So, who better than a homogenous sample of some of the best distance runners in the world to challenge this idea? An international team of researchers published […]

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