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.
Conventional wisdom says to keep changing your workouts. It says that if you do the same workout week-after-week, your body will adapt and stop improving. In contrast, I believe doing similar workouts allows you to accurately compare workouts from one week to the next, and from one year to the next. It gives you a way to check-in and see how you are improving. You don’t have to run the same workout for every week, but by frequently repeating the same workout, you can see how your training is improving and make the necessary adjustments.
For example, over the past 2 weeks, I’ve used an 8 mile time trial to see how much I’ve been improving. I was able to improve my pace by 11 seconds from one week to the next.