Training methods of Ethiopian runners with Michael Crawley | EP#275

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By Mikael Eriksson. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Michael Crawley is a 2h20min marathon runner who has competed internationally for Scotland and Great Britain, and he is assistant professor in social anthropology at Durham University. Michael spent 15 months in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, running with a group of professional runners and observing their training and their lives. The result of this experience is Michael's first book, "Out of Thin Air: Running Wisdom and Magic from Above the Clouds in Ethiopia".

IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

-"A day in the life" of Ethiopian runners

-What a typical training week looks like

-Key workouts for the Ethiopians

-The importance of the environment and terrain (altitude, "magic air", special surfaces, forests,...)

-The group effect - the importance of training together in an individual sport

-Mindset and psychology of the Ethiopians

-What can Western, non-professional runners and triathletes learn and implement from professional runners in Ethiopia?

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