Dance Tips – Video : From 5 Hour Marathon to Sub 3, Michael Ovens | The Extramilest Show #19


    From 5 Hour Marathon to Sub 3, Michael Ovens | The Extramilest Show #19



    Michael improved from a 5:15 marathon to 3:18 marathon, with his eyes set on a Sub 3 marathon goal next. I am convinced he will reach this goal.

    We all learn from our training and racing mistakes and in this episode Michael shares several of his painful mistakes and ups and downs in training, starting with his 5 hour marathon. He hit the wall so hard that he thought he got hit by a bus, several great stories there. This made him relook at his entire approach to training and racing.

    He is now feeling so much better about his training and nutrition with reduced stress levels. We dive deep into a variety of topics around his training, MAF and low HR, nutrition, racing and more.

    Thanks to everyone in the Extramilest Facebook group for submitting their questions. Thank you Mariano Uberti, Brian Ballard, Marc Copeland, Darren Rutgers, Rishi Sareen, Brandon Rose, Andy Sullivan, Vincent Cheah, Nicolas Garcia, Prashant Fadnavis, Dan Aupperlee, Dave Lee, Dave Lee, Saeed Khan, Blair Margot, Johan Sandgren, Rishi Sareen, Darren Rutgers and Morgan Pettersson.

    * Michael Ovens on Strava –
    * Extramilest Community Stories –
    * Extramilest Facebook Group –
    * The Triathlete’s Training Bible by Joe Friel
    * PDF of Marathon Fundamentals by Floris –
    * Zach Bitter –
    * Paleo diet –
    * Ketogenic diet –
    * Josh Sambrook Podcast – Race Faster by Training Slower –
    * Josh Sambrook Jset –
    * Tanda Race Prediction Tool –
    * Myfitnesspal nutrition tracker –

    * Michael background in running [4:46]
    * His first marathon training and first 5 hour marathon race experience in 2010 [6:10]
    * Bringing down his 1/2 marathon time from 2:20 to 1:48, still loads of injuries and exhausted [7:40]
    * How his training approach changed after reading The Triathlete’s Training Bible [8:40]
    * The heart rate zone Michael started training at [9:50]
    * Michael’s second marathon experience with the worst bonk he ever experienced “felt like hit by a bus” [11:00]
    * When Michael discovered the PDF Flo wrote with Marathon Training Fundamentals [11:45]
    * Michael’s first experience with MAF low heart rate training [13:00]
    * How Michael does a Lactate Test on a running track [13:55]
    * Michel’s MAF test improvements down to 6:45 min / miles so far [15:10]
    * Michael’s experience with Paleo and Keto [17:40]
    * Floris’s own experience with Keto and his thoughts on nutrition [22:25]
    * Michael’s last marathon in Amsterdam, things that went well and things that could be improved [25:00]
    * The training approach for his last marathon with MAF low heart rate and his takeaways [28:10]
    * Michael will be increasing his training volume to 60 or 70 miles = 97 or 113 km a week [30:00]
    * How Michael is aiming to accomplish his Sub 3 marathon goal, with coaching by Josh Sambrook [31:50]
    * Michaels watch setting during training and on race day [33:20]
    * Strength training as part of Michael’s training approach [34:00]
    * The main factors that helped Michael improve significantly over time so far [36:30]
    * The biggest challenges Michael encountered with his training and his solutions [37:40]
    * Typical training week for Michael, with mostly early morning runs [39:30]
    * When training mostly at MAF, what HR strategy does Michael have for race day [40:50]
    * Marathon pace runs during Michael’s training cycle [43:00]
    * What Michael eats and drinks during training cycles [43:40]
    * Beer is Michael’s one weakness [44:50]
    * Michael’s struggle with weight and how he deals with it [45:40]
    * Michael aims for 7 to 8 hours of sleep, now he has less training stress and gets more quality sleep [47:25]
    * What Michael does to keep his stress levels low during the day [48:10]
    * His next marathon, the Jersey Marathon on October 9, 2019 [49:35]
    * Michael’s closing tips for runners looking to improve in their running [50:10]
    You can find me, Floris Gierman here:
    * Strava –
    * YouTube –
    * Newsletter with Running Tips and Racing Strategies –
    * My website –
    * Podcast –
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    * Extramilest Facebook Group:
    * Facebook (Personal) –
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