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Is long-distance running really important in soccer training?

By David Soltero

Soccer is a sport where players are constantly running for 90 minutes and where conditioning plays an important role. People often think that because soccer players run a lot in a game and there are no time-outs that they need to have a good aerobic capacity and, consequently, need to run long distances in order to be physically fit and ready to play.

 

 

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