oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Distance running: Training guidelines and sample schedule

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Whether you are a starting-out runner or a seasoned champion, most of the principles involved in sensible training are the same. The only significant difference is the workload in terms of distance and speed. The overriding rationale of training is to place the body under gradually increasing amounts of appropriate stress in the work phase, with the system adapting and getting stronger during each rest phase in between.

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