010: Running based on effort: the pros and cons

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What is effort-based running and what are the pros and cons? We break it down for you in this episode. There is definitely a good time and place for effort-based training and times when pace-driven training is more appropriate.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is effort-based running?
  • The different levels of effort-based running
  • What level most of your training should be in
  • The purpose of each level and what training adaptations that creates
  • The difference between aerobic and anaerobic training
  • The different fuel sources that our bodies use during training
  • How intensity level affects the fuel sources that our bodies use
  • The difference between effort-based and heart rate zone training
  • The right and wrong times to use effort-based training vs pace-driven training
  • And lots more!


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