Monday, April 14, 2014

Run Less, Run Faster - Scott Murr



In this episode I talk with Scott Murr, co-author of the book Run Less, Run Faster. I talk with Scott about his unique approach to training which involves less running and more cross-training. Scott's approach revolves around 3 quality workouts per week, augmented with rigorous cross-training. He has conducted scientific studies using this approach and found that almost all runners in his study improved their marathon time with this approach. We get into the details about the actual training involved, how he came up with the idea, and how runners can implement it in their life.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

TOPO MT Trail Running Shoe Review


Not a big fan of the Topo MT so far. While it has a natural toe-box and nearly zero-drop platform, it is too stiff for my tastes. Stiffness may be an acceptable trade-off for very rough terrain.

TOPO Athletic ST Running Shoe Review


TOPO ST on Amazon
♦Light, Flexible, Zero Drop, Wide Toebox
♦6.5 oz in men's 10.5

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Paleo for Athletes - Amy Kubal



I talk with registered dietitian Amy Kubal about how to use a paleo style diet when training for endurance events. Amy uses a customized approach to diet and sees the paleo diet as a template to help develop an appropriate eating strategy for various athletic events. She shares some great tips for endurance athletes and warns that going too low-carb is not for everyone. Amy personally follows a high-carb paleo style diet. She includes mostly paleo foods but also includes some dairy and gluten free grains such as oatmeal. We also discuss crossfit endurance and whether it has merits for endurance athletes.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Run Less, Run Faster - Bill Pierce



In this episode I talk with Bill Pierce, author of Run Less, Run Faster. We talk about how Bill and his co-author, Scott Murr came up with the idea of running less to run faster. We go into the details about the exact type of training that Bill prescribes. He tells how it helped him run a 2:44 marathon and a 34 min 10K, and how it has helped other runners stay injury free while setting personal records.
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