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Runner's Zone Physiology Cohort 2020 | Chris Johnson & Ty Mangum

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The Runner's Zone Physiology Cohort is designed to help practitioners refine their understanding & application of physiology principles.

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Week 1 – Meet & Greet, Overview, and demystifying physiology fundamentals

  • Introductions
  • The essentials of physiology for coaches – a systematic overview
  • Heart Rate and oxygen delivery – anatomy and physiology overview of the cardiovascular system
  • Energy and metabolic byproducts of exercise – what you need to know

Week 2 – Practical tests to indicate athlete fitness and performance

  • The VO2 Max protocol
  • The VO2max protocol test – identifying an athlete’s maximum HR
  • Leveraging max HR to identify training “zones,” and why every athlete needs to treat “zones” differently
  • The Fick Equation; understanding why HR increases or decreases during exercise for a given effort
  • Frequency and assessments to be used in working with a variety of endurance athletes
  • Synthesis of results and how they impact exercise selection & decision making

Week 3 – The Lactate Threshold + Measuring Running Economy

  • Lactate threshold test overview – and what LT suggests for training zones
  • Estimating LT without blood samples – a practical approach
  • HR monitor and treadmill or bike with constant wattage required
  • Frequency and assessments to be used in working with a variety of endurance athletes
  • Synthesis of results and how they impact exercise selection & decision making
  • Definition of Running Economy, and the factors that contribute to running economy
  • Measuring Running Economy – a practical approach, and how that indicates general fitness

Week 4 – Fatigue, how you’re getting tired, and what you can do about it

  • Defining fatigue
  • Identifying the three types of fatigue, and how they affect performance
  • Practical applications to help mitigate fatigue during exercise

Week 5 – Adaptation to high altitude, an overview of altitude training and best-practices to approach races at altitude

  • Defining hypoxia – the difference between being at altitude and owning an “altitude tent”
  • Live-High, Train-Low – pros and cons of performance training at altitude
  • Heading to altitude for a race, what happens, and how early should you go?

Week 6 – Legal and illegal PEDs

  • Discuss the legality and ethics of performance enhancing drugs (a difficult, but needs to be addressed subject)
  • Common illegal PEDs, and how they affect performance
  • Common legal PEDs; how they affect performance and how to optimize usage during training and racing

Week 7 – Pulling Things Together – how we can use our knowledge to monitor and explain athlete performance

  • Discuss key considerations in working with youth and masters level athletes
  • Heart Rate Variability – an overview and use cases
  • Cardiovascular drift (CVD) – an overview
  • Demystify group training considerations
  • Identifying limitations of different athlete groups, and how to target our knowledge to better train them moving forward
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