I just published my book Low-Mileage Running: A Short Guide to Running Faster, Injury Free! Over the past several years I have learned how to stay injury free and run faster, by focusing on quality, rather than quantity in my training. If you’ve struggled to stay injury free or are looking for a way to optimize your training, buy my book to find out how I been able to set personal records while running fewer miles.
In the coming weeks I will be publishing my book in print and audio as well.
I am excited to share the training strategies I’ve developed over the past few years and I look forward to hearing feedback from you.
“Since the first running boom of the 1970s, an increasing number of runners have begun to believe that the more they train, the more successful they will be. In fact, there is a limit to the amount of training the body can benefit from.” – Tim Noakes, Lore of Running (p. 291)
Is it possible to get faster while running less?
In the spring of 2011, I put the idea to the test by running very few miles, 20-25 miles per week, and focused on running fast high intensity workouts 1-2 times per week.
“I could not figure out what I needed, but I was confident that my body would know, in the same way that any other wild animal’s body knows. Each animal has its own unique evolved diet. It is easy to overlook some detail when you’re trying to play God. I would rely on my appetite. And the more I ran, the more I craved greasy pork chops.”
I love this quote from Bernd Heinrich’s book, Why We Run. Heinrich wrote this about his eating as he was training to set the 100k world record at age 41, which he did end up setting.
As runners, we become obsessed with what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. Why not simply listen to our bodies like other animals?
If you’re eating whole foods this sounds like wise advice.
Check out Salomon TV’s Video on Heinrich, he’s an interesting guy.
“Ideally, I’d like to be a bird, but running is a close second.”
I talk with author, podcaster, and athlete, Rich Roll about performing well on an all plant diet. Rich gave up drugs and alcohol while at the same time adopting a radical vegan eating strategy to fuel his desire to perform well in ultra-endurance sport. We talk about how to start eating healthy, eating healthily when busy, and how to turn your life around from drugs and alcohol.