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30 Days of Low Heart Rate Running (Maffetone Method)

Like a 3 hour movie that could be 2 hours, this book is good…but redundant. All opinions, tips and reviews are based upon my personal life experience and the experiences of those around me. After 3 weeks of the Primal Diet and almost 4 weeks of running with the Maffetone MethodI suddenly had a major breakthrough. Sleep is metbod major factor, and my workouts went significantly better after hours of sleep than after hours of sleep.

LHR Training Revisited with MAF Method

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. I could run as much as I wanted so long as I stayed under the HR provided.

I was getting progressively faster again for the first several miles. This is great for getting faster, but my legs are sore!

How often do you pay attention to heart rate? Website written, managed and maintained by Amanda Brooks. Improve speed while maintaining HR which is most efficient for utilizing fat as fuel, recovery and overall bodily stress.


Maffetone Method – Low Heart Rate Marathon Plan

It also helps to shed some pounds. 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.

What exactly do you eat and drink during a training run or race then? These have been very slow miles, much slower than I am used to running.

My next few double digit runs went like this… methdo miles at While carbs were mostly non-existant in my diet, my body was struggling. After 3 months, I maffetpne about the lack of marathon pace miles, mentally I needed maffeone runs. Most of my runs the last 2 years were progressive runs, meaning I would start at a slower pace and gradually run a little bit faster each mile, kicking as hard as I can down the final stretch of my run.

In a bizarre twist, I am actually running faster than my usual easy runs to get my heart rate high enough!! Have you found a style of training that works best for you? I understand the Maff Method, now how do you figure out your weekly mileage for marathon training?

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.

I decided to maintain the faster paces and higher heart rate, which helped me PR…but I wondered could I have done more? 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.


Each mile should be slower than the previous mile 5. This is an update of post to share my results from then and now a few years later!

Compared to my old paces, this is still slow, but just a week earlier I ran 10 miles at only With the Maffetone Method, are we supposed to do zone one the day mxffetone each minus age workouts? The next day on Thursday I ran 10 miles again, this time at 9: 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 am trying to keep perspective that a few months of slow running can ultimately help me run faster and further with less injuries, but meanwhile I have this fear that I will lose all the speed that Marfetone worked so hard to attain. First, it trains your body to burn more stored fat for energy we normally burn varying amounts of both sugar and fat. This is important for overall health. First, it trains your body to burn more stored fat for energy we normally burn varying amounts of both sugar and fat.

I got decent sleep for a few days.