LONGER, FASTER, HARDER
Looking for your next challenge? Stretch your limits with endurance training.
YYou’re the queen of the treadmill and you’re crushing every HIIT class like a pro. Now what?
Simply put, having cardio strength is different from building endurance. Just because you’re regularly clocking in the miles doesn’t mean you have the capability to exert yourself over an extended period of time. Think marathons, ultramarathons, triathlons and obstacle course races.
“During a prolonged physical effort like running a marathon, muscular fatigue is one of the reasons for efficiency loss. The runner will lose stride power, which leads to a reduced pace,” shares Ivan Figueroa, a group instructor from Pure Fitness. “Strength training improves the ability to sustain tension for longer. In turn, the runner will be able to extend the training time before reaching fatigue.”
While endurance training may sound daunting, know that there’s no barrier too tough to overcome, with professional help around.