Andrew Read

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So, you’ve been a trainer for a while and want to take it to the next level? If that is you then read on.
What is it about power meters that makes them useful when measuring training or performance? Why not just use heart rate or speed?
As a good parent, do you let a kid off eating his vegetables, which you know are good for him, or do you make him eat the green stuff?
You can never be too conditioned, too strong, or too fit for an event, cert, or seminar.
It seems that working hard consistently is out. These days it’s all about the minimum effective dose.
ITB issues, if caught early enough, can be dealt with quite easily.
Of all the lessons I’ve learned, there is one that stands far above the rest as the most important: If you don’t aim big, you may as well not bother.
Think of training as currency. Once we spend it, there’s little chance to get it back. In the case of running, many of us overspend and wonder why we have essentially gone broke.
I’m not prone to either exaggeration or emotion, but I thought "Desert Runners" was one of the most entertaining stories I’ve seen in ages. I loved every second of it.
I’m a big believer in doing what we are born to do. Some people are built to be really strong, or fast, or go for long periods of time. But we are all built to run.
I am sick of seeing people throw away exercises because they can't combine them. This integrated approach allows you to pick the right tool at the right time for the right person - every single time.
VO2 may be largely genetic, but it can be influenced by training - by as much 15%. That would take me from a 57 to an incredible 65.5 and potentially drop more than twenty minutes off my marathon.