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Distance Training: An Evidence-Based Perspective and Cardiovascular, Neuromuscular Focus

Dr. Jeff Messer

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 @ 6:30pm PT

About the Session

Endurance training presents both a cardiovascular and a neuromuscular challenge. Accordingly, the foundational components of a corresponding training program should include a focus on continuous, cumulative aerobic power development and appropriate, race-specific neuromuscular development.

This introductory presentation consequently addresses the essential components of a foundational endurance training program that allow for the simultaneous, complementary and integrative development of the cardiovascular and neuromuscular qualities that underlie successful high school cross country and distance running performance.

About the Presenter

Dr. Jeffrey I. Messer serves as department chair in exercise physiology for the Exercise Science Department at Mesa Community College. His doctoral research program emphasized exercise biochemistry with a specific research focus in skeletal muscle mitochondrial bioenergetics. Dr. Messer served as co-head coach for cross country at Xavier College Preparatory, where the earned six consecutive (2007–12) girls’ state cross country championships. In February 2013, Dr. Messer became head coach for girls’ cross country and assistant coach for track & field at Desert Vista High School. Dr. Messer was recognized by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as the 2016 National Girls High School Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year.

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