Posted by: Joe English | April 16, 2009

Video — The quality vs. quantity debate; Are more miles better?

It’s time for Episode 8 in our Desert Series and this week we tackle one of our favorite and most controversial topics: quality vs. quantity. Hey, running more miles MUST be better for me, since I’m a marathon runner, right? Wrong.

This week we talk about:
— Quantity vs. Quality
— Why more in not always better
— Risks and benefits of running more miles
— Why elite marathon runners should run more than you
— What is running efficiency?
— Improving efficiency and avoiding injuries

This video is part of our Desert Series, in which Coaches Joe English and Dean Hebert get their lips smackin’ about all things marathon running. There are over 30 episodes in the series and they come out every week on

To watch the video, just click the play button in the video window below.

There’s much more coming. We’ve filmed over 30 episodes in this series and we’ll be rolling them out each week. To visit our video page with links to all of the episodes in the series, click here.

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  1. I’ve been enjoying these weekly podcasts. They are helping me prep for my 1st road marathon in 5 years after taking a break to do trail ultra marathons. The road marathon really is a different animal to tackle.

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