I own the book on my Nook device and began using it in late 2012 to train for a half marathon; however, I ended up getting injured (long story, but not sure if it was running related or not...) and haven't gone back to it since I'm not quite ready to pick the paces up to that level yet.
I do have a runner friend that has done multiple half's and full's and he SWEARS by it. Absolutely loves the training...
I also read a blog - Run With Jess - and she follows that training plan for all her races.
Okay, so with that said, is it effective? I couldn't personally say, but the two people I mentioned above are what I would consider pretty speedy runners. Jess is able to PR consistently...now is that just a natural progression of her abilities or is it because of the FIRST training method? Who knows...but I suppose it doesn't hurt to figure out if it will work for you! :-)
I guess, ultimately, the question to ask yourself is what is your goal - are you looking to run faster? If not, then perhaps a less ambitious training plan is better for you. Also, I have to say that nobody should attempt to do the Run Less, Run Faster plan unless they've been running consistently for over a year and are at the base weekly mileage of 15 miles/week with a weekly long run of approximately 5 miles. :-)
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This is heavily documented on runners world and I have bought the book. Has anyone used the "run les run faster" training method? I would like to use this but am not sure if increased mileage or faster training paces is more effective.
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