Men's Fitness

STAMINA SECRETS

KILIAN JORNET’S ENDURANCEB­OOSTING ADVICE

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TRAIN TO BURN FAT

“I often train in a fasted state so my body can adapt and learn to convert fat to energy,” says Jornet. “It means I can push on if I need to miss a food station in a race.”

REVIEW YOUR RUNNING

“Assess how you run, look at your pattern and experiment with your running style to see if there are ways you can change the biomechani­cs to conserve energy. The better you get to know your body, the more you will understand how it works.”

GO OFF-ROAD

“Do some sport-specific strength training and core stabilisat­ion work. Getting a strong core, plus upper and lower-body strength will improve your stamina.”

GET IN THE ZONE

“Use heart-rate training zones to build endurance. I train 88 per cent of the time at intensitie­s Z1-Z3 (Z2 for long workouts to create volume), ten per cent of the time at high intensity doing intervals and repetition­s, and two per cent of the time at max intensity (Z6-Z7).”

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