Chapter 6 – Endurance Development (PDF)


This chapter examines the factors affecting endurance development and how these factors are influenced by aging. More importantly, the chapter discusses in detail the methods to maximise endurance development in the masters athlete.

Topics include:

  • Factors influencing endurance ability in athletes
  • Physiological factors related to successful endurance performance
  • Training techniques for endurance development
  • Methods of determining maximum heart rate
  • Hear rate training zones to maximise endurance
  • Measuring training intensity in endurance athletes
  • Methods of determining anaerobic threshold
  • The importance of interval training for masters athletes
  • What science says about pacing races
  • What science says about concurrent sprint, strength and endurance training
  • Periodising endurance training