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Welcome to the RunnersConnect Extra Kick Podcast, where our expert coaching staff answers your running questions 5 days per week.

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May 30, 2017

Lactic acid is your friend.

You read that right. Thanks to some faulty science from the 1970s, lactic acid gets a bad rap and is commonly held responsible for that oh-so-pleasant muscle fatigue at the end of a race. 

Truth is, this isn't lactic acid's fault but rather your body's inability to use it efficiently, and that's where lactate clearance workouts can pay big dividends.

Tune in as Coach Michael explains the importance of lactate clearance workouts and how to master them for improved endurance on race day.