MAF

It’s another jam-packed show with Dr. Phil Maffetone that’s hard to summarize into one paragraph! In this show we covers tons of useful topics including a recipe for the “Phil Maffetone Energy Bar” and why we don’t see it on shelves today, dealing with “failure” in a race, is there really such thing as a… read more

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Dr. Phil Maffetone joins the show for lots of good MAF talk, and he also provides answers to your questions on how to effectively train at MAF but then race at higher intensities, tips to train muscles for faster paces, the mental side to racing, can two runs a day at MAF get the same benefit… read more

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We are joined again by Dr. Phil Maffetone to talk about his philosophy on sports nutrition (and much more on the honey and fruit juice method of fueling), why he thinks VO2max is an insignificant number, how he feels about LT vs. MAF for testing and HR zones, how to train when your MAF pace… read more

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WHy does cardiac drift occur and how to mitigate effects, heat acclimatization tips, how to prevent a high HR in swim training, zone 2 training for Ironman, when to incorporate speed training in the season, what it takes to qualify for Kona, what kind of training should you do between back to back long endurance… read more

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Legendary coach, health and fitness expert and the father of aerobic heart rate-based training, Dr. Phil Maffetone, joins the show for a insightful chat on an array of topics and to answer your questions on aerobic/MAF training, incorporating speed work, the ideal diet and racing fuel for endurance athletes, should we be strength training, and more.… read more

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In this episode of ATU Lucho joins to answer your questions on should you do LT work in the final 8 weeks before a marathon, possible reasons and advice for major cramping during half-marys and marathons, Lucho’s take on Dr. Maffetone saying that ultra runners NEVER need to go above aerobic threshold, should you taper… read more

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Lucho joins as we answer your questions on dialing in a proper bike fit for cross training and otherwise; why it can be beneficial to incorporate high intensity interval training (HIIT, tabata, etc), weights and speedwork even while you’re in a MAF/base phase; periodization for Olympic triathlon training and when to start build; positives and negatives of… read more

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Lucho joins the show as we answer your questions on how to adjust run training when going from half-marathon to half-Ironman, do you need a coach, offseason priorities, getting a PR at Boston while also training for a 100-miler, calculating MAF zones and MAF testing protocols, missed goals at a marathon – what training is… read more

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Lucho joins the show to answer your questions on how to prevent injury from happening again after a cycle of overtraining-injury-rest-recovery, signs of muscle imbalances in runners and endurance athletes and how to fix, planning the best time of year for a half-ironman before your first ironman, why your immune system gets supressed after workouts and how to prevent… read more

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Lucho joins this episode of Ask the Coaches to answer questions on how to decrease DOMS especially when doing a three-day stage race, calculating MAF (and other HR) zones based on test runs and races, is there a “correct” progression for a triathlon newbie in regards to race distances, figuring out how to get faster… read more

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