ATU: Get Creative with Speed Work this Winter, Should Ultra Runners Always Stay at Aerobic Threshold, And More

February 7, 2013

In this episode of ATU Lucho joins to answer your questions on should you do LT work in the final 8 weeks before a marathon, possible reasons and advice for major cramping during half-marys and marathons, Lucho’s take on Dr. Maffetone saying that ultra runners NEVER need to go above aerobic threshold, should you taper the bike as well before a marathon, strategy for attacking a 50-miler, when do you add 5 beats to MAF HR, how do you know when you’re MAF fit, does MAF get harder or easier, workouts to increase speed, alternatives to the track for speed work, thoughts on the idea that more ultra folks are not periodizing their seasons, and more.

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