Ask the Ultrarunner: Why is 90 strides per minute ideal?

February 13, 2012
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On this episode of Ask the Ultrarunner, Lucho answers your questions on signs and symptoms of overtraining and when to take a break vs. when it’s OK to keep going; why is 90 strides a minute ideal for running; heart rate issues on long runs; training camps for ultrarunners, improving run performance with cross training at the gym on bike, rower, elliptical, etc; thoughts on the Crossfit Endurance/4 hour body approach to ultramarathon training; structure a training plan for a A race trail marathon, monthly half marathon trail races, a 50K trail race in June and weekly 5K cross country series; thoughts on the Maffetone method; will a bigger drop in a shoe help running; and more?

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