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Have any of you read this and/or tried the training in this book?<br><br><a href="http://completerunning.com/archives/2007/06/29/book-review-run-less-run-faster/" target="_blank">http://completerunning.com/archives/...ss-run-faster/</a><br><br>
Lately I've been feeling kind of beat up and I'm looking for something that might be better for me. I don't put in much mileage, only 15 to 20 mpw over 4 days (plus 2 days cross training). I'll never be fast and don't plan on ever going further than a HM, but I'm interested in the concept.<br><br>
What do you think?
 

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Personally I have found the opposite to be true. My mileage has gone from 20 per week in 1999 to 45 per week (average for the year) in 2006. My race times have consistently gotten better as my mileage went up. All of the world class coaches say more is better so I am skeptical of anyone who says otherwise. I know there are people who have done high mileage and then dropped down and done more intensity and had good success that they attribute to the lower volume/higher intensity, but I am not so sure they are not still benefitting from the higher mileage they ran previously. The aerobic benefits of higher mileage stick around for quite some time.<br><br>
As a sidenote....I don't think your weekly mileage is high. I am not sure how you could train less and still maintain any aerobic capacity.
 

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Good points, Tigger. I've just been in a bit of a slump lately. I think I'm starting to come out of it though. Thanks for your comments.
 
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