Workout of the Day

February 22, 2001

Routine 010222

"Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. "Plato, The Republic
You deserve a break today!! IT'S AEROBIC DAY!

Today's workout is a long (1/2 hour +), slow (low intensity), recreational (keep it fun) effort. Bike, Run, Swim, or Row. This is an active rest for any accomplished athlete. If you'd itch for some additional work, do some ab work. Otherwise, take it easy.

Here's a site for mid-distance running.

Mid-distance running is anaerobic work. Anaerobic work comprises the bulk of athletic training and yet it is tragically neglected by gyms, trainers, popular magazines, and the general public. This ignorance can be demonstrated quantitatively, to wit: We did a search for "anaerobic training" on Alta Vista and came up with 17 hits for the term, when we repeated this for "aerobic training" I found 14,598 hits.

Interestingly, the popular (gyms, magazines, internet, etc.) ignorance of anaerobic training is not shared by professional sports, or NCAA Div 1 University Programs and of course CrossFit.
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