“ I came to Paul as a result of a continuous cycle of training and getting injured, my main goal was to keep injury free and just enjoy myself. The programme has included sessions, specifically tailored to my ability and being a progressive programme there is much less chance of injury. I have been with Paul now for 6 months and tried to do exactly as he has asked. I have done almost every session, ( you are more inclined to stick to a plan, if you are paying ! ) and have had no problems at all but better than that, I have enjoyed every minute of it.” Alan - Bristol more testimonials
According to the IAAF long distance is anything equal or greater than a 5km run. However when we talk about Endurance or Aerobic effort for a given distance, we should look at the time taken, not the distance.
It is said the mile is 84% Aerobic ( depends which research we decide to look at ) but in fact it is not the mile which is 84% Aerobic but the time taken for an Elite athlete. Now we have a time or max effort for any person, of 4min being 84% Aerobic.
Improving Your Endurance
Endurance is improved by two methods:
- A long continuous effort and by this I mean anything longer than say, 30mins
- Interval training - The time of the effort, would depend upon the specific discipline: Swim - Bike - Run.
It is necessary to have both long steady sessions and intervals, in your training, to improve your endurance. Both of these methods, must vary in distance and tempo. All of which are calculated for individuals.
Where Do We Start
I can not start without first having an idea of just how fit you are. We can start by looking at a past triathlon, or event. If we do not have that, I need a time trial from yourself.
From this I am able to calculate all your training paces for your swim, bike and running, including all interval sessions. The plan will take into account your work and commitments and I can modified the plan at short notice, to accommodate changes in your personal circumstances.