Low Heart Rate Training Plans
Since I took up Low Heart Rate Training (LHR or Maffetone Method) in 2011, I’ve had so many questions from friends and fellow runners. I’ve shared my experiences and my tips, but there was one gaping hole. A MAF training schedule.
He doesn’t provide one and there isn’t a set template, but after years of doing this and coaching other runs I have a system that seems to work. I’ve put it together here along with some basic tips that are important to implement Low Heart Rate training.
If you’re feeling stuck these MAF training plans can help you get moving.
LOW HEART RATE TRAINING PLANS
Why these plans?
You’re tired of hitting the same wall over and over again? Or maybe just sick of the constant fatigue during training, while knowing you have more to give.
OR maybe you’re one of the smart ones who knows starting here is building a foundation that will last.
I thought about splitting this up in to a number of downloads, but instead I’m including them all in this plan. You’ll find a Level 1 and Level 2 half marathon plan, along with Level 1 and 2 marathon training plans. I think by seeing them, you’ll find out how similar the training is at all levels and where you might be able to make adjustments that best fit your needs.
- Half marathon training plans for beginner and intermediate runners
- Marathon training plans for beginner and intermediate runners
- Tips for implementation
- How to incorporate speed workouts in a MAF program
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LOW HEART RATE TRAINING COURSE
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Get a complete breakdown of how to implement LHR training from day one. Having worked with thousands of Low Heart Rate runners in our run club, we know your questions and address them up front!
Get additional information on what to do if you have to start out walking and what pieces of MAF you can drop (like Keto!). This course will give you that extra boost to stick to it and see progress.
- All plans from the ebook, plus a power walking program, 5K and 10K plans
- Modules on common issues, frustrations and how to proceed
- Tips for how to add speed work and other tips to improve pace (like follow along warm ups)
- Figuring out race pace and what to do after your race
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The 29 page ebook will provide only training plans and some basic details to help you see progress. The course will provide more in depth information, additional training plans and tips.
– Jeni Anne
Amanda is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist with over 19 years of running experience and coaching. She began utilizing Low Heart Rate training in 2010, after finding herself in a hormone imbalance and consistently run down from training.
Through using the plan consistently, she went on to a half marathon PR of 1:44 and used the program to successfully transition back to running after knee surgery (caused by a trampoline, not running!)
This guide utilizes both her personal experience and her years coaching to help you guide through a MAF program that will work. Please see a doctor if you have any known medical issues, this is not a personalized plan.