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Best Running Tips Newsletter, Issue #029 -- Run Less, Run Faster

August 31, 2011


This is just a quickie to provide you with an opportunity to join in a contest.

Run Less, Run Faster

I am giving away a copy of the running training book Run Less, Run Faster. It's a good book that explains how to run well on only three days a week.

I am giving away one of these copies via a little contest on my Facebook page:

You need to guess how many questions I have answered on to date.
This includes the questions on the running training helpline, the injuries page etc.

If you are really bored you could count them all. Or you could just have a guess.

Go to, find the contest-thread and put in your guess.

One clue I have given away is that the answer is definitely less than 1,000. So far, the closest answer is about 30 or so off, so you definitely have a chance to win. Anyway, it is a pretty small effort to go to the Facebook-page and just enter three digits.

Contest closes Sunday 4 September, 2011, midnight PST.

Run Less, Run Faster
running tipsRun Less, Run Faster is definitely a good book to have.

It does a good job in explaining how you can run well on limited mileage per week.

Which is great news for many of us.

Whether you are injury-prone, can't handle the mileage or are simply too busy, this book can make a difference.

The book explains how to compensate for running less, by making your runs quality workouts and complementing with cross-training.

One thing I don't agree with in the book is that it advocates doing this type of running year-round. I think a phase of easy running / base running whatever you name it, is an absolute must. It provides a break from the tough workouts and helps you develop your aerobic capacity.

The writers ignore a lot of the conventional wisdom here. Only time will tell whether they are right or not.

Be that as it may, the book provides very valid content about how to put together your running program, running technique, drills to do etc.  You can learn more about the book here:

Run Less, Run Faster

My Running: Looking for a New Goal
running tips I did a successful half marathon in July. Hit my goals and that was with a loose shoe lace at about the 10k mark.

I literally always put a double knot in them, but I must have forgotten this time.

Irritated as this cost me a bit of time, but still got my goal time.

So all is well that ends well.

Now I am getting ready for another half marathon in November. Hoping to improve my times a little bit. Not following the Run Less, Run Faster system exactly, but it is in essence not too different either: doing quite a bit of quality running and combining this with  cross-training via the indoor-bike and swimming, and I am doing some weights as well. All in all a pretty well-rounded fitness program.

Final Thought
You have got to be in it, to win it!

Go to, find the contest-thread and put in your guess!

Talk to you soon.
In the meantime, come visit my site often and happy running!


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