Continuous training performed at work intensities equivalent to 85–95% of a person's maximal heart rate. High intensity continuous training is an effective way of developing endurance and, if performed at a sufficiently high intensity, will help develop the appropriate leg speed for competition. However, slower paced training (e.g. LSD or fartlek) should be incorporated into the training programme at least once or twice a week as a relief from the stress of exhaustive, high-intensity continuous training.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.