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Matthew Sarge

Would shorter events, such as Olympic Distance races (low 2hrs) still be long enough for a base period intensity focus? Such as a progression from short speed to VO2 max to threshold as you approach race season?

Joe Friel

Matthew Sarge - I'd suggest using standard periodization (Base=accumulation, Build=racelike and higher) for younger (<50) triathletes doing Oly distance.

Stefan L

so a possible preparation for a 1000km brevet could be to focus on endurance training during the whole base and build phase to increace duration and decrease decoupling? and additionaly have some tempo/interval workouts to train higher intensity?

Joe Friel

Stefan L--Yes, that sounds like a good general plan.

Andreas Laursen

Have you read this by Nick Grantham : http://iceskatingresources.org/EnduranceTrainingPlan.pdf ? What's your opinion to that ? I think the arguments for reverse periodization in this article is good.

Joe Friel

Andreas Laursen - No I haven't. I'll take a look.

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