Since I am on the injured list this month and trying to be more into cross training I have been reading up on it. I had bought the book Run Less Run Faster several years ago, but because I like lots of mileage and didn't have a bike, no pool to swim in and no rowing machine I never followed the plan.
I recently came across an article on Cross Fit Endurance (CFE) which also advocates lower mileage and more intense running coupled with cross fit training. I don 't do cross fit though. I don't really have all of the equipment and can't afford to join.
I think I will stick to doing HIIT training, which I think has been very beneficial to me and work on not being a mileage numbers junky. I think it is easy to get caught up in the number and since I am a wee bit competitive I want to see how many more I can do and more and faster. Not always a good idea. Just ask the muscles on my lateral hips, they are pretty pissed off at me right now.
I need to be more focused on quality than quantity. Anyone else have a problem with this?
I am thinking of trying the Run Less Run Faster approach next spring when I start training for another half marathon or marathon or whatever. Just curious if anyone else has tried it and what thoughts you had about it.
and totally unrelated but, time to go play with these two munchkins!