Are you ready for a monster discussion on base training, the Maffetone Method, and more training geekery? Base Training Running. I definitely am – and this. Dr. Maffetone’s unique training system for champions proves that the kinder, gentler approach actually works the best. This fitness regimen has worked for. For 30 days I have followed the Maffetone Method, building my aerobic base by slowing down and focusing on low heart rate running and.

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Graphic designed by FreePik. First, it trains your body to burn more stored fat for energy we normally burn varying amounts of both sugar and fat. All opinions, tips and reviews are based upon my personal life experience and the experiences of those around me. Amanda Brooks is an long time distance runner with a passion of every facet of running, which leads her to do more reading, research and running than necessary.

Always do it on the same day of training at the same time for most accurate results. Every animal on mafdetone knows how to be optimally healthy, but humans have gone astray; getting back your instincts and intuition is one of the benefits of this process.

The next day on Thursday I ran 10 miles again, this time at 9: As someone who has had some success at local road racing the last couple years, always finishing in the top 10 overall and top for my age group in any race under 10 miles, it is difficult to keep my focus only on running slow and easy and never testing myself with speed sessions or even just running the last mile hard to end a workout. I am a certified personal trainer, but any advice should be taken as general information and not a personalized plan.


The conditions all lined up perfectly. The purpose of this was not to further torture myself, although it was torture, but it is part of the process of training my body to burn fat for fuel instead of relying too heavily on carbs during runs.

30 Days of Low Heart Rate Running (Maffetone Method)

It reminded me that metnod this slow does not have to last forever, and if I stick with it my paces will come back down eventually. Looking for a coach with experience in MAF? Find all the tips, tricks and tools you need from this running coach for your best injury free running. This is important for overall health. Second, it enables you to run, bike maffeton perform other activities faster over time weeks and monthsall while remaining at the same training heart rate. The experience has brought me to the harsh realization that, despite running thousands of miles, 3 marathons and countless long runs over the last 2 years, my aerobic fitness is vastly underdeveloped for someone who runs this much.

One thing I have really liked about this whole low carb, low heart rate transition is that it has opened my eyes to how different things affect my heart rate, therefore affecting the way I feel and perform during runs. I decided to maintain the faster paces and higher heart rate, which helped me PR…but I wondered could I have done metod I apparently spent way too much time training in the dead-zone where my heart rate was too high to build aerobic endurance but too low to get solid anaerobic workouts.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. About Amanda Brooks Amanda Brooks is an long time distance runner with a passion of every facet of running, which leads her to do more reading, research and running than necessary. Otherwise there are often concerns about going too slowly or when to add in speed, strength, etc. If they get slower during a session that is a sign to back off intensity or total work load in the coming weeks.


Maffetone Method – Low Heart Rate Marathon Plan

Enduring the summer heat and humidity, along with continuing to build a strong aerobic base could lead to major gains once the temperature drops next fall and winter, especially once I get to a point where I can add speed work again. Like most athletes he was skeptical at first, but in just a few short months began seeing results and has since gone on to write books with Maffetone and encourage others to explore this style of training.

Click here to read about why I have made these changes to my diet and workoutsand with this post I want to share my experiences during the first few weeks.

Train slower to go faster? Tuesday of last week is when the temperature really dropped, and I ran 5.

It has been quite awhile since I ran a significant distance at a sub Running maffeyone that everyday led to overtraining and declines in my running performance. Amanda Brooks is an long time distance runner with a passion of every facet of running, which leads her to do more reading, research and running than necessary.

I plan to follow MAF through February and see what the results look like in 2 upcoming half maffteone.

LHR Training Results: A Year of Maffetone Training

As I try to build a strong aerobic base AND burn fat, this low heart rate training coincides with my nutritional changes via the Primal Diet read about my 1st 25 days on the low carb Primal Diet. The Formula provides two important benefits. In a bizarre twist, I am actually running faster than my usual easy runs to get my heart rate high enough!!