long-slow distance training

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A form of endurance training consisting of continuous, extended low-intensity activity, usually running. During the training, the heart rate is raised to levels of 60–80 per cent maximum, but the emphasis is on maintaining a continuous effort for at least one hour. This form of training is intended to strengthen the heart and therefore increase aerobic fitness. It also improves the body's ability to use fat as an energy source.

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