Chris Legh Aerobic Conditioning
December 20, 2012
Professional triathlete Chris Legh demonstrates his trail running routine and explains how it helps him build his base aerobic conditioning and endurance.
About the Video
Ironman triathlete Chris Legh performs his long-distance trail running routine to help improve his aerobic capacity and endurance. By running for long periods of time at high altitude in the mountains of Colorado, Chris is able to improve his ability to cover the 150 miles of an ironman triathlon.Chris explains that aerobic conditioning is the foundation of endurance sports. He recommends that endurance athletes perform a long run twice per week, while focusing on keeping their intensity at aerobic levels. In other words, the athlete's heartrate should be at 150 beats per minute or lower. An endurance athlete should begin with a 30-minute run and then add no more than 10% to the distance each week as they improve their conditioning. He also advises runners to begin their run slowly and then gradually find a rhythm.Watch episode 10 of our Behind the Highlights
video series to see how Chris used his aerobic capacity and endurance to pull off an amazing come-from-behind victory at the Coeur D'Alene Ironman.Also, learn how to perform Chris' other key exercises by watching his training clips below:-Hill Repeats -200-Meter Intervals