Øyvind Sandbakk, PhD, is a professor at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology and director for its Centre for Elite Sports Research. He is also the editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. In this interview we discuss a few general science and coaching topics, but mostly we dive deep into a recent review paper on the training characteristics of world class distance runners.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Going beyond just the published literature when gathering data on results-proven practice of world class distance runners for this review
-Training periodisation and racing schedules
-Training volume, intensity, and types of workouts
-Altitude training and tapering strategies
-The importance of the "art of coaching"
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