The Plan: Endurance days are the entire base of your training program. Without the ability to run consistently for any period time no other workout matters. Endurance days or long days are slow and steady workouts that build a person’s endurance. Endurance days are important for all cardio training not just running or marathon and 5k training.
The amount of time is dependent on the fitness level of the participant. Beginners should start will runs of only 20 min. or maybe 30 min. Some people need to start even shorter than 20 min. and that is ok. It isn’t about how long you go at first it is about building a base and your ability to improve and last longer.
To train for an endurance day is all about performing at the correct heart rate. Live Lean Today’s online fitness programs create a personal heart rate profile for every member. This allows for each workout to be optimally performed to accomplish the specific goals of this workout.
Endurance days are not about how many miles you go; they are about total time burning energy performing cardio exercises. The goal is to go slow and train your body to efficiently burn energy during exercise.
People overdo their long days all the time. Most cardio injuries occur overtime or are called overuse injuries. So you won’t have a immediate stimulus that you did too much. Just because you can run longer doesn’t make that you should. Almost all running and cardio injuries can be prevented by people building a good base and progressing slowly on their endurance days. More injuries occur by going longer miles than by going faster.
The Results: Endurance days train your body to burn as a source of energy efficiently. This is vital to race and weight loss success. Many people who skip this workout because it is too slow and go for harder workouts never train their body’s to burn fat which is what limits their results. Even though they go harder their bodies only learn to use carbs as a source of energy.
Not only is this workout important for running races it is also important for weight loss. People who do long day training not only make their fat burning more effective during their workout it carries over to 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is during the entire day that more calories of fat are burned than during a workout.
The Difference: Most people who attempt to do this workout still train at the wrong heart rate. Live Lean Today takes the guess work out of your workouts. By training at the right heart rate during every training session, you will burn an optimal amount of fat, effectively change your metabolism, and run faster races.
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