Bobby McGee Running Tips: How to Become a Fast Runner



Bobby McGee Running Tips: How to Become a Fast Runner

The majority of every successful runner’s training is easy paced.

The benefits that accrue here are the greatest of all training benefits.

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Going just slightly faster than is necessary to achieve this response brings a number of risk factors into play, without any added benefit whatsoever! Quality training is necessary, as the icing on the cake of course & neuro-muscularly we need to learn the skill of running fast as well, but elite runners seem to do a lot of “speed work”, but relative to the volume they do, it is typically less than that of the average runner & triathlete.

So don’t worry, go slow & you’ll get the same benefits (& more, because you’ll train for longer) as your ego driven buddies who always want to push the pace.

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About Bobby McGee

Malcolm "Bobby" Mcgee was born in South Africa, to an English Father and African Mother. Bobby was brought up with rare collection of experiences that cut across the divided racial lines of South Africa. He demonstrated an early love for running and fitness as a young man. He gained B.A Honors Degree (cum laude) in Human Movement Studies as well as Diploma in Education and a Degree in English Literature. He served as a Captain in the South African Defense Force.

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  • John Lofranco

    Great, concise summary of an important, but often misunderstood concept. Thanks!

  • Michael

    As a marathon coach I am always looking for ways to show my runners how less or slower can me more with their training. Thanks for giving me another angle on this to convince them but it is a tough sell as you probably know Bobby.

  • Samantha

    I am wondering if you can possibly train too slow? I train my long runs with heart rate monitor and pace is extremely slow….like walking at times to keep the heart rate low…is this going to still build my mitochondria? I have run all my life…if I run 3 hours in a low heart rate, anything more than 3 hours, will I still be making mitochondria and capillary beds? I struggle with my long runs mentally and emotionally, it is distressing to go soooo slow….I am trying to trust the process because I would like to qualify for Boston.

  • Jerry

    Can’t get PDF to work on triathlete running dvd