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

In just a week my pace increased over 2 minutes per mile at the same heart rate on the same running terrain.

A week before I started the Maffetone MethodI ran a couple of mile runs in the 8: Train slower to go faster? I could run as much as I wanted so long as I stayed under the HR provided.

Everytime I ran over 6 miles, I ran out of energy and really dragged the last few miles. It reminded me that running this slow does not have to last forever, and if I stick with it my paces will come back down eventually. Suddenly, my HR was sliding past the max so that I could hit those paces to boost my confidence.

30 Days of Low Heart Rate Running (Maffetone Method)

In a bizarre twist, I am actually running faster than my usual easy runs to get my heart rate high enough!! These have been very slow miles, much slower than I am used to running.

Then I would run 9: After I moved from Indiana to Alabama, gained weight and struggled with the heat, humidity and hills here, I was running many of my miles in the 8: Compared to my old paces, this is still slow, but just a week earlier I ran 10 miles at only I am a certified personal trainer, but any advice should be taken as general information and not a personalized plan. Second, it enables you to run, bike or perform other activities faster over time weeks and monthsall while remaining at the same training heart rate.


The first few runs were around this range, and then I added the Primal Diet. View my full privacy and review policy. All opinions, tips and reviews are based upon my personal life experience and the experiences of those around me.

I am a certified personal trainer, but mxffetone advice should be taken as general information and not a personalized plan. Like a 3 hour movie that could be 2 hours, this book is good…but redundant. So, this removes gels and sugary drinks from your run nutrition. Balancing feeling great with feeling mentally prepared which for me requires practicing my goal race pace. Amanda Brooks mtehod 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.

Comments I understand the Maff Method, now how do you figure out your weekly mileage for marathon training?

Maffetone Method – Low Heart Rate Marathon Plan

Sleep is another major factor, and my workouts went significantly better after hours of sleep than after hours of sleep. Run as close to your target heart rate as you can for the entire test 4. 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.

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Maffetone Method – Low Heart Rate Marathon Plan – RunToTheFinish

I had to start running fewer miles as fatigue increased and those runs got harder. I have previously reviewed TimexPolar and Garmin if you have questions. When I cut carbs, my running immediately got even slower. It has been quite awhile since I ran a significant distance at a sub Do you struggle to recover from long workouts?

Adjust number using the following: This is great for getting faster, but my legs are sore! I am trying to keep perspective that a few months of slow running can ultimately help me run faster mavfetone further with less injuries, but meanwhile I have this fear that I will lose all the mavfetone that I worked so hard to attain. But last week I got a glimpse of how this can pay off in maffetonw few months. Most well known for finding success with this method is six-time Ironman champion Mark Allen who credits this approach with allowing him to continue training, racing and winning for many years.


First, it trains your body to burn more stored fat for energy we maffettone burn varying amounts of both sugar and fat.

Website written, managed and maintained by Amanda Brooks. Since I am a month into Maffetone Method low heart rate running, I need to keep running slow on every single workout for at least another months before I start adding in any tempo runs or speed workouts methov.

I actually started following the Maffetone Method a few days before the Primal Dietso I was able to really see how the low carb Primal Diet mafgetone my body on runs.

30 Days of Low Heart Rate Running (Maffetone Method)

Other ways to connect with Amanda Instagram: Your times should consistently improve. 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. The conditions all lined up perfectly. 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.

Every animal on earth knows how to be optimally healthy, but ,affetone have gone astray; getting back your mthod and intuition is one of the benefits of this process. Psychologically I needed that breakthrough last week to keep my motivated and to build my confidence in this whole process.

I got decent sleep msthod a few days.