What is it?
Long slow distance (LSD) is both a term commonlu ised to describe a method of training for running or cycling and a way of running for non-competitive runners, particularly for those preparing to finish their first marathon.Long slow distance running was first introduce or rather highlighted in an article publish in a book written by Joe Henderson written in 1969. Long Slow Distance running is exactly that of a typical 5km runner might run 13-16km, while a marathon runner might run 32km or more in preparing for their marathon. :SD run are typically done at an easy pace, similar of pace at which having conversation is easy and typically about 1-2minutes slower than a runner 10km pace.
Advantages of Long Slow Distance Run
- Better use of the body’s fat energy sore ad therefore greater pontential for weight loss.
- Builds blood volume and increase muscle strength, endurance and fitness.
- Less Stress on the body due the pace run in completing the run
- This allows you to run with a friend and have conversation while running
- Less potential of injury as it prepare you for the marathon distance
Disadvantage of Long Slow Distance Run
- It takes a long time to do and complete.
- Danger of becoming stuck in the pace as it is less stress and you tend to not want to push yourself
- Can be difficult to find interesting route for the run of more than 90 minutes and there is a greater possibility of getting lost