Running Times has an article on running coach Renato Canova 

"What we do is to increase the volume and the duration and the single length of every type of interval at this type of speed. We need to extend the ability to run at the speed you want and you can produce."

This gives way to the main philosophic tenet, which I've dubbed Canova's Golden Rule. Simply put, to fulfill your potential as a marathoner, you need to progressively extend the distance you can run your goal pace, over a period of months and years."

A nice summary of some Canova principles that I use in my coaching practise. Some creativity is required to implement in triathlon preparation, alongside swim and bike training, however the main principles such as specific pace, pace extension, high volume intervals, and faster long runs can all be applied into ironman training. 


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