NOT SO FAST

Runner's World (UK) - - Fasted Running -

‘ ac­ces­si­ble NOT HAV­ING AN EAS­ILY en­ergy source is go­ing to feel hard for a be­gin­ner, who is go­ing to im­prove most ini­tially purely by run­ning con­sis­tently, rather than need­ing to worry about fat-adap­ta­tion,’ says Weir. ‘New run­ners should just fo­cus on build­ing ba­sic aer­o­bic fit­ness. Once you have that, then you can start to look at your abil­ity to cope bet­ter over longer dis­tances, and fasted train­ing might then be­come an op­tion.’

The po­ten­tial ben­e­fits of some fasted run­ning for more ex­pe­ri­enced run­ners, how­ever, is clear. ‘If you want to be op­ti­mal in your per­for­mance,’ says Mc­gre­gor, ‘you can in­clude a fasted run or two dur­ing the week, but you need to do your faster ses­sions fully fu­elled and with enough glyco­gen in your sys­tem. By pe­ri­o­dis­ing your

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