This course is for the recreational to elite endurance runner, running coach, health professional, and student who wants to learn how to design training programmes to maximise performance and reduce the risk of injury. We begin by teaching you the core training principles and methods that are key to writing the best training programmes. We then provide an applicable exercise physiology overview of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and how they respond to exercise training.
Next, we dive into the exciting and much talked about issues of lactate threshold, running economy, VO2 max, taper, altitude training, and how to evaluate an athlete. We provide video demonstrations for: how to conduct a VO2 max test on a treadmill; nine resistance training exercises to benefit endurance runners as well as sample sets and repetitions to perform; specific quality run workouts; and an interview with renowned coach and sport scientist, Professor Andrew Bosch. We provide nine sample run training programmes at the beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels for the 10-km, 21-km, and marathon distances. The course is broken down into six organised modules that you can work through at your own pace. Join the professionals at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa for an educational, fun, and practical course from the comfort of your own home!