Table 1: Training Protocol.

Experimental weeksTraining phasesTest numberTraining speed (m/min)Training time (min)Number of daily sessionsRecovery between training sessions (h)

AcclimatizationT1(—)(—)(—)(—)
1stAT1no tests1520124
2sdAT1no tests2030124
3thAT1no tests22,545124
4thAT1T22560124
5th to 7thAT2no tests2560124
8thAT2T32560124
9thT2xT4256024
10thT3xT5256033
11thT4xT6256042

AT1: adaptative training 1. AT2: adaptative training 2. T2x, T3x, T4x: training week w/2, 3, and 4 daily sessions.