Bulletproof running entails good technique and training at the right intensity. The BTR method emphasises training at opposite ends of the intensity spectrum. Specifically, this means very short duration high-intensity exercise emphasising running-specific reactive ability, and long-duration low-intensity work to encourage mitochondrial-metabolic conditioning.
Most runners experience the symptoms of ‘overtraining’ from prolonged activity in the metabolic-destruction zone. Exercise in this zone rapidly depletes energy stores, exhausts adaptive mechanisms and creates a systemic inflammatory response. Excursions into this metabolic minefield should be minimised and reserved only for competition and the final preparatory phase before the competitive season begins.
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