Our body reacts to strenuous activity like distance running in two ways: acute reaction and training effect.
It is when your body gets used to chronic exercise; your muscles feel stronger and less discomfort to physical activity. Through training, your blood flow increases that it allows you to produce more energy and less lactic acid to accumulate during exercise.
Your resting heart rate becomes slower caused by a stronger heart that can pump more blood per beat. You will also most likely develop a lighter, springier step, lower resting blood pressure, lower body weight, and less fat under the skin.
Your body now can tolerate stress and ready for competitive efforts. “The system you stress during exercise is the one that stands to benefit from the stress,” wrote Jack Daniels in his book Daniels’ Running Formula. However, the principle of specificity restricts you to achieve gains through performing another activity.
By doing another activity, you take yourself away from your primary interest and might produce results that limit performance in your main activity. Long distance running has
Adding a new level of stress on top of your current training further increases your fitness level. In distance running, if you have performed a training routine regularly and reached a stable level of proficiency, you can possibly take more training modifications (for frequency, duration, intensity, or recovery) which will lead you to a new level of fitness.
Sticking with a training program for longer than six weeks produces more benefits. If you want to increase training, the best time is after six weeks of adapting to
In distance running, few people realize their limits and improvements are always possible. However, keep in mind to take things at the perfect