Happy Thanksgiving Day to my American friends. If you can turn it into a habit, being grateful can change your life.
October finished off the nine week block of threshold training I’d been doing. It went well until the final week when I got a nasty cold and fitness dropped.
There’s a reason Phil Maffetone’s method became well-known and it’s because he fixed injured runners and got them healthy. I look at what circumstances would cause a runner to call up Phil.
Percy Cerutty coached runners to thirty world records and Herb Elliott to Olympic Gold. He was consiidered something of a nutcase but much of what he did in training was what good distance runners replicate today. What I want to give you is an overview of his methods and highlight the overlap between what he did and that of Wim Hof and Phil Maffetone.
Middle age doesn’t have to be slow as Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele showed in their recent marathons.
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Hi, I’m Hugh – coach at Big Red Running. I’ve been running seriously since I turned 40 but first raced in the 1990s. Before that I spent my teenage years getting lost orienteering in forests and moorland in the depths of winter!