ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: conditioning for different distances

Re: conditioning for different distances

Fri, 21 Mar 1997 21:44:59 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-03-21 14:43:03 EST, you write:

<< Am I the only one that is amazed that the conditioning required for a 50
that required for a 100 or a multi-day are virtually the same?

I mean, it would make perfect sense to me that you have to do XYZ for a 50
and then maybe 2xXYZ for a 100 and so on....But apparently if your horse can
go 50 he can likely go 100 or do a 2 or 3 day ride even....which just
doesn't make any sense to me :-))

Is that a function of distance conditioning in general or a function of a
horse's system I wonder?

Tina - >>

There probably should be a significantly different conditioning program for a
2-day 100 mile event than a 1-day 50--but one based primarily on making
muscle fuel and electrolyte recoveries maximal between two individual 50 mile
events (which the multi-day 100 is). If I ran 100 meters today, and 100
meters tomorrow, I would not be a 200 meter runner.


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