ATC 218: Know The Signs of Overtraining, Ultra Crewing, Building Efficiency with Foot Strike, Shoe, Frequency and More

September 16, 2016


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  • Research discussion: The Prevalence of Nonfunctional Overreaching and Overtraining in Young English Athletes
  • Running efficiency
  • Is it best to be a midfoot/forefoot striker and not a heel striker when doing the MAF method? Why?
  • What type of running shoes are best when putting in effort to change foot strike? Maximalist, minimalist, etc?
  • Transitioning from long-haul backpacking (PCT) into training for an ultra, in this case the Rocky Raccoon 100.
  • How to kickstart a healthy diet after months of backpacking where you have to eat anything you can carry, and not always able to make the healthiest choices.
  • The approach of slowly lowering carbs and why not to make a drastic switch to LCHF.
  • How to arrange your ideal crew for a long ultra: picking your peeps, making sure your crew knows what they’re getting into, and more.
  • Pump-up music mention: The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
  • Can the MAF Method work with a moderate/higher carb diet i.e. up to 300 grams of carbs a day that still focuses on whole food sources like fruit, veggies, natural starches/tubers, white rice and bit of honey.
  • How moderate carbs (not low carb) can still work in your efforts to being a fat-burner and efficient, healthy athlete. It’s all about timing, quality and quantity.
  • Low carb isn’t for everyone, we explain why.
  • What’s more valuable for the MAF Method: duration or frequency? Eg, running less but more days (6-7 days), or running more each day but less days (4 days per week).
  • What was Lucho’s diet was like when he was heavily training and had his fastest MAF times?
  • Mention: Noise-cancelling headphones that Tawnee loves

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