Let me tell you a story.
Recently one of my friends recommended that I read Rich Roll’s book “Finding Ultra”. The tale of sedentary 40 yr. old who transformed himself from a couch potato into one of the world’s fittest humans.
Curious to hear more…I asked my friend what was Rich’s key to success?
Here’s what he said:
“He was an avid runner in high school and college who got back into running in his 40’s.
The point he makes is to keep your heart rate much lower during training.
Like around 135-140 bpm. ”
When I asked if he’s tried this form of biofeedback training. He responded:
“I’ve considered this and even tried it but a simple shuffle or jog and 12 min mile will send my heart rate into 150+.
My speed walking at 15 min mile will be at 135bpm. What gives?”
I shared with him that the heart (pun intended) of endurance training is building the aerobic system. That developing this system takes time.
For some as long as 3 to 6 months…
But if he sticks with it. Not forcing the issue. Rather, letting his body dictate the time it takes. His pace will get faster at the same rate heart rate. What’s a power walk today…Has the potential to be a 10-minute mile by winter.
Enter my “Endurance Secrets” book. A collaborative project with Dr. Phil Maffetone. AKA the “Grand Daddy of Heart Training”:
This is the exact system Rich Roll used to turn himself into long distance running stud.
Specifically, it’s the kind of training, where (*after* you put the time in to build an aerobic base correctly as I teach inside the book) you’ll discover your speed improves dramatically. Even running at this pace for two, even three hours, and feeling great afterward.
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