I talk with Valerie Hunt, a Pose Running Certified Coach in Austin, TX. Valerie combines Pose Running with Crossfit Endurance to get the most out of her running. Valerie saw her dramatic improvements when she started using Pose Running combined with Crossfit. She is passionate about helping others achieve great running results using the two. We talk about running mechanics, training, Pose, and Crossfit.
I talk with endurance coaching legend Phil Maffetone about his latest book, 1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach. Phil has coached elite endurance athletes such as Mark Allen. He supports a long-term approach to training and racing, favoring a Lydiard style of base building followed with anaerobic sharpening. He talks about why he thinks the sub 2 hour marathon is within the reach of elite athletes and how small tweaks to ones training and lifestyle can give big results in racing. Maffetone argues that a well-rounded aerobic training program, barefoot running, a high-fat diet, and certain types of strength work can help athletes run faster.
In a recent article, Matt Fitzgerald claims that running low mileage, actually causes more running injuries than running high mileage. Fitzgerald suggests that running more miles will actually help you stay injury free! That’s right, Fitzgerald claims that running more miles will help prevent, not cause running injuries. In this post I’ll show why Fitzgerald’s assertion is incorrect and why running fewer miles to prevent injury can be sensible. Continue reading →
I talk with runner Ben Drexler about how he shaved over 30 minutes off his marathon time over the course of 2 years. Ben ran a 2:58 at the Chicago Marathon just a few weeks ago. We talk about what he did to drop his time and qualify for Boston.