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I recently published my book, Low-Mileage Running: A Guide to Running Faster, Injury Free. You can buy the book on Kindle, paperback, or Audible. Below is an excerpt from the introduction. https://www.amazon.com/Low-Mileage-Running-Faster-Injury-Free-ebook/dp/B0128IK70Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=freethoughtsblog-20&linkId=6248e1416a7ea421980e71db4ff64bfe&language=en_US “Since the first running boom of the 1970’s, an increasing number of runners have begun to believe that the more they train, the … Continue reading Low-Mileage Running
We all know what it means to be fragile — but what about the opposite of fragile, what does it mean to be antifragile? In his book, Antifragile, Nassim Taleb writes about the concept of Antifragility as it relates to biological systems. A curious thing happens when we use our muscles and push our bodies — they overcompensate and … Continue reading Antifragile Running
In an attempt rid myself of chronic running injuries, I started running less mileage, focusing on the quality of my runs rather than weekly mileage. To my surprise, I started getting faster, closing in on some of my personal best times. After just 6 months of training this way, I set personal bests at 10 miles … Continue reading Maximize the Minimum: train less, reduce injuries, get faster?
Like most people, I have a lot of different interest, hobbies and time with family that take up my time and energy. I am always looking for smarter ways to train and get the most bang for my buck. To find out how little mileage I could get away with and still maintain a basic … Continue reading Best your 5k PR on 10 miles per week
In my last post, I described what minimal run training is, and why more mileage isn't always the key to running faster. In this post I'm going to get into the details about how I've used minimal run training to run two sub 3 hour Marathons, 2:55 and 2:57, while averaging less than 25 miles … Continue reading How to Run a Sub 3 hour Marathon on 25 miles a Week
The book, VOQ Training for Cross Country & Track, turns traditional wisdom about year-round running on its head. The author, Dan Kaplan eschews the training folklore that many distance running coaches embrace and focuses on the results he's been getting year after year while coaching his runners. Many coaches say to focus only on long slow … Continue reading VOQ Training: A Fresh Approach to Year-Round Training