Is it fair to say that for races 3 hours and under, gym-based ME and Max Strength are not as critical training variables as with longer distance events? Instead, would running economy be the key element?
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I’ve just finished a max strength period in my base training–throughout which I’ve been adding aerobic volume and doing strides once per week. Based on my reading of TFTUA, I was about to start a period of running specific strength through gym-based ME and hill sprints (1 session each per week).
Reading threads like this in the forum, now I’m wondering if it’s better to work on hill sprints before moving to ME work. Can hill sprints and ME be combined in a training period effectively or should they be emphasised in subsequent training periods individually?
I’m training according to the Uphill Athlete book, but I have not read New Alpinism.
What is Max Strength in relation to General Strength? I’ve been operating under the assumption that, once I start the base period, I’ll complete cycles of General, Specific, and ME training. Where does Max fit into this?
What would people think about a sticky where UA-relevant podcasts could be posted as they appear online? There’s lots of interesting podcast shows out there, and it can be hard to keep up with all of them on one’s own.