Treadmill Cut Down
The cut-down or progression run, Peak Run Performance Coach Jacob Puzey’s favorite treadmill workout, will not only prepare your body for the rigors of harder efforts later in the training cycle, but will also simulate running hard in a more fatigued state.
The Treadmill Cut-Down Run gives an athlete the opportunity to settle in at their easy run pace early on in the run before steadily increasing to a harder effort toward the last two-thirds of the workout.
A runner starts this workout by getting a feel for their easy run pace, at say a 4-5 rate of perceived exertion (RPE) on a scale of 1 to 10. Once the athlete is comfortable at that pace they can gradually ramp up their pace to a 6, 7, or even 8 RPE on the Peak Run Performance Color Continuum.
For more details and variations on the Cut Down Run, please read https://www.peakrunperformance.com/post/cut-down-runs
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