I found this interesting…
According to this short video by Ben Greenfield, about 95% of people train too much and toxify their bodies.
Currently BG’s training schedule includes lifting 3 days a week, short (but intense) mountain bike rides, a 20-30 minute run, 2 tennis matches, and 1 10×30 second sprint treadmill session. When you think about it, that really isn’t a lot for someone who won his last Ironman triathlon. Right now he is only training 6-8 hours a week.
There are quite a few people who are now moving to this minimal style of training. I get it. Especially for people who are short on time. Short and intense can give a lot of benefits without taking up hours in your day. As someone who is often times an overtrainer, I appreciate the benefits of minimal training. However, I have to be honest. I really do love the hours spent out on the road. If my long run was only 30 minutes, I would be so sad. 😦 But as with all things in life, there is something for everyone. Some people like long runs in solitude and other people like a little variety. I look forward to my two hours of running alone tomorrow. It makes me happy just to think about it…
Happy Trails and Happy Running,
Running Update: An easy 4.4 miles through Raleigh. Yes, it was faster than planned but that’s what happens when you drink a Hulk it Up – wheatgrass, kale, celery, apples, and ginger. I thought I was doing good to slow down as much as I did. Stats are here.