@Damian Ross said:
This is a great topic.
First of all you should note that the guy the first person to ever run a marathon, the Greek messenger Pheidippides, died. Legend has it that after the battle between Athens and Marathon he ran 26 miles to the city of Marathon – announced “We Won!” and died on the spot.
The three miles is a bit antiquated. You should really do shuttle runs or something that replicates the exertion of the job – complete rest followed by short bursts of 100% stress.
you need to ramp up fast – go for a short period and then recover as fast as possible.
This is how we train for any combative sport. The only reason you run longer distances is for weight management. Now we train like this and know how to eat better so you naturally get in shape.
Agreed. Long extra cardio might help with weight maintenance, but on the other hand extra cardio tends to make people hungrier so they end up eating more calories to negate the effect of extra calories burned which bad when you’re trying to LOSE, not maintain. Overall, training/ exercise should be focused on developing power, strength, and explosiveness which are the foundation for adding muscle mass onto one’s body and caloric restriction is what allows one to lose body fat..