A Christian Guide to Body Stewardship, Diet and Exercise

Chapter 5: Training for Endurance 120 • There are five distinct types of endurance training (i.e., long slow distance (LSD), pace / tempo, interval, repetition, Fartlek) each with their own specific training guidelines in terms of exercise intensity, duration, frequency, and rest. • Although an easy and popular method to use, maximum heart rate (MHR) prediction equations have been shown to be an unreliable means of assessing and prescribing exercise intensity. In contrast, the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and the Talk Test are easy and reliable measures of assessing exercise intensity that can be readily adapted to help develop a personalized endurance training program.