The post is rated Ironman, see where you fall.
When it comes to Ironman training, the age old belief is “the more you go, the stronger you’ll grow.” For decades, the best endurance in the world have trained 20 + hours per week. If you think about the sheer distance of the Ironman race (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run…yes, all at one time) it would make sense that 3 to 4 hours of training per day is necessary.
What we don’t always realize is that huge volume also brings an increased risk of injury and even burn-out. I was reading an article just this past week on a new training regimen known as H.I.T. or “high intensity training.” The idea is to replace 3 to 4 long workouts each week with 30 minute efforts at 90% of maximum perceived exertion. I don’t know about you, but this freaks me out…
I just cannot wrap my around the notion of a 30 minute workout replacing a regularly scheduled 3 hour session, BUT then again…I have not tried it.
I guess it sounds ok in theory, but then again theory is no substitute for experience. I wonder if you might have any insight? My point is, just because something is new and different doesn’t necessarily make it bad or irrelevant.