In this episode I talk with Scott Murr, co-author of the book Run Less, Run Faster. I talk with Scott about his unique approach to training which involves less running and more cross-training. Scott's approach revolves around 3 quality workouts per week, augmented with rigorous cross-training. He has conducted scientific studies using this approach and found that almost all runners in his study improved their marathon time with this approach. We get into the details about the actual training involved, how he came up with the idea, and how runners can implement it in their life.

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I talk with registered dietitian Amy Kubal about how to use a paleo style diet when training for endurance events. Amy uses a customized approach to diet and sees the paleo diet as a template to help develop an appropriate eating strategy for various athletic events. She shares some great tips for endurance athletes and warns that going too low-carb is not for everyone. Amy personally follows a high-carb paleo style diet. She includes mostly paleo foods but also includes some dairy and gluten free grains such as oatmeal. We also discuss crossfit endurance and whether it has merits for endurance athletes.

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In this episode I talk with Bill Pierce, author of Run Less, Run Faster. We talk about how Bill and his co-author, Scott Murr came up with the idea of running less to run faster. We go into the details about the exact type of training that Bill prescribes. He tells how it helped him run a 2:44 marathon and a 34 min 10K, and how it has helped other runners stay injury free while setting personal records.

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I talk with Christopher Kelly about how he regained his health and started mountain biking at a pro level while following a ketogenic diet. Prior to adopting a paleo-style, ketogenic diet, Chris was suffering from a variety of health related issues including, fatigue, depression and IBS. After changing his diet, he wanted to see just how far he could take his new-found energy and started mountain biking, leading him to pro level racing!

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In this episode I talk with coach and author, Steve Magness. Steve blogs at scienceofrunning.com and has a new book out called Science of Running. As a 4:01 miler in High School , Steve has taken his own running to a high level. He also coaches elite athletes and has worked with Alberto Salazar at the Nike Oregon Project. Listen to Steve's unique approach to blending science and real world training.

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In this episode I talk with Dr. Ronesh Sinah about his new book, The South Asian Health Solution: A culturally tailored guide to lose fat, increase energy and avoid disease. We talk about why South Asia is experiencing an increase in diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Dr. Ronesh tells listeners how tailoring their diet can help people lose weight and gain health.

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I talk with Brian Mackenzie, creator of Crossfit Endurance and author of the book Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training. Brian takes an alternative approach to distance training. His approach focuses on strength, speed, and technique instead of long slow distance running. We also talk about the Paleo Diet, 3fu3l, and the importance of recovery in training.

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In this episode I talk with Russ Crandall. After being diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disease know as Takayasu's Arteritis, Russ turned his health around by following a Paleo style diet. Since then he has created some great recipes for his blog thedomesticman.com and just released a cookbook, The Ancestral Table.

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I talk with Matt Frazier about his journey in becoming the No Meat Athlete and cutting 100 minutes from his marathon time! We talk about why Matt decided to adopt a vegan diet, and how he took so much time off from his marathon, eventually qualifying for Boston.

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In this episode I talk with author Denise Minger about her new book, Death by Food Pyramid. Denise's health began to deteriorate after following a raw vegan diet. In an attempt to regain her health, she started to introduced animal products to her diet. As she regained her health, Denise began to question the claims of various health gurus and began doing researching for herself. We talk about how she regained her health, how to tell good science from bad science, and why we should question the advice of nutrition "experts".

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