Long run training explained

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Mitochondria are not oxygent carrying cells. They are found inside your cells and 'generate' the energy you need for movement.

An oxygen carrying cell is a red blood cell.

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Your site is helpful to me, I have only been running since October 2013, I am this year running the 10k I have built it up at a steady pace so far, thanks to the running bug I have taken on board many tips to help me achieve ..........

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Really interested to hear your explanation about mitochondria carrying oxygen. My medical training tells me red blood cells do this via haemoglobin.

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Definitely glad I read over this. Training for the London Marathon will be a bit easier now

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Thank you for all the marathon training and  the Marathon 16 week plan i have did 7 hf marathons but never afull marathon so i am looking forward to completing my 16 weeks training  if i can do that then i will know it is possible for me to do a Full marathon after all

all advice welcome

Catherine

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Thank you for all the marathon advice i am looking forward to doing a 16 week training plan am not sure if i could do a full marathon i have did 7 hf marathons  but would like to give the training a go and if i can compleat the training i will know that its possible xx

Catherine

All advice welcome

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Love it all got the Love Bug

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My philosophy is get out there and feel some pain...Ave it!!!

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Can anyone explain the figures used in this article? For instance, since when does 75% convert to 6 out of ten. Also the conversion from race pace to training pace!!!!! It's all upside down.

Not a very inspiring article. Rubbish

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Hi...I was having real problems with breathing and stitch until I watched an a video on you tube which showed how doing 2 breaths in then 2 breaths out helped....I tried this and it has worked...I have not had stitch since (and it was crippling me before). I use a stride per breath so 2 strides to breath in and 2 to heath out....hope that makes sense! x

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Hi George.  

I had problems with my breathing and getting stitches.  My doctor told me not to worry about it.  However I did lots of research on breathing.  They say breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.  When you breath out you can purse your lips or push the air between your teeth.  I don't count my breaths but make sure i take a big breath in and push the air out.  Also when you breathe out your stomach should inflate, this is called belly breathing if you look into it.  I think good breathing is the key to good running and it's been one of life's lessons for me.   I only have problems now when i run too fast or get into my music and forget about breathing - so it's wise to concentrate on it until you can trust yourself to maintain an easy rate.  Hope you understand this!  Good luck! x          

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Hi

Does anybody have any tips on breathing while running.Some of my friends say I should count my breaths in and out?

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George

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I agree with Westie, good articles...but note VO2 Max is improved most keenly by short bursts such as 400/800m reps, the key driver for long runs is muscle adaptation as you pointed out and improving local glycogen storage (and in ost cases wieght loss)

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Love all your articles: thank you.

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