Jeff Smith Interviews Aaron Olson

I talk with coach Jeff Smith about my book, Low-Mileage Running: A short guide to running faster, injury free.

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Brad Kerns Interviews Aaron Olson

I talk about my new book Low-Mileage Running: A short guide to running faster, injury freewith Primal Endurance host Brad Kearns.

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Ultramental: Training Less for Ultras

I talk with Andy Magness about his book UltraMental: An unconventional approach to training for endurance events on a few hours a week (or less)”.

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Use a Holistic Approach in Training

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In this episode I share how to use a holistic approach in your training to get the best results. I also share how to adjust your training on the fly. Read more about this approach in my book, “Low-Mileage Running: A Short Guide to Running Faster, Injury Free”.

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05 Low-Mileage Running Book Interview



In this episode I share how to listen to your body to maximize your training. I also share an interview about my new book: “Low-Mileage Running: A short guide to running faster, injury free”. This interview was done for Back of Pack Endurance Podcast, with John Harris and Andrew Weaver.

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04 Changing the Direction of Stress


In this podcast I share how you can adjust the direction of stress in your workouts by changing the recovery time between intervals.

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03 Importance of Recovery


In this video, I talk about taking it easy on your easy days and allowing your body to rest and recover so that you can push the pace in your key workouts.

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02 How Does Training Make You Faster?


I share how training hard forces your body to adapt to new stress.

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01 Intro to Low-Mileage Running Podcast


Low-mileage running is all about getting the most bang for you buck, staying injury free, and having fun. For more information, but my book Low-Mileage Running: A short guide to running faster, injury free.

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Follow the 80:20 Rule

“It is clear that genetic ability has more to do with why great athletes beat us than their hard training, and there is no earthly way in which training can reverse the physiological realities and thus reduce the chasm that divides us from them. Unfortunately, too many runners believe that they must train hard to run well and end up doing too much to try to compensate for their genetic deficits”

– Tim Noakes (Lore of Running p.291)

I learned from my experience with low-mileage running that 80% of the benefits you get from training come from just 20 percent of the training.

By pairing your training down to the bare essentials, you can get 80 percent of the benefits with just a fraction of the running.

By focusing on what’s important, you can cut back on your weekly mileage, helping to reduce injuries while maximizing your results.

Through my experience with a low-mileage approach, I’ve come to believe that many runners spend too much time slogging away endless slow miles, that have limited value.

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