Is Cross-training Essential for Runners?

Runners need to run. Ultra-marathon runner need to run a lot. But could you be more effective spending some of that time cross-training?

Two articles by Dr. John Kiely (episode 52) were mentioned during the episode. Here are links:

  1. Periodization Theory: Confronting an Inconvenient Truth

  2. Periodization paradigms in the 21st century: evidence-led or tradition-driven?

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