Ep 25: Floris Gierman On Using The Maffetone Method To Run Faster
For the 25th episode of Run With Fitpage, we were joined by Floris Gierman.
Floris Gierman is an established endurance athlete and a coach. He barely survived his first marathon. However, over time and with the right training, he improved by self-experimenting.
In this podcast episode, Floris talks about improving the running performance using the maffetone method with our Founder and host, Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About the 25th episode
01:41 – Welcome Floris Gierman to the show!
01:50 – More about Floris – how did the athletic journey start?
12:05 – How did Maffetone method help Floris get faster?
20:36 – When running starts utilising fats instead of carbs
25:56 – The right time to start training with the MAF method for a runner
28:41 – When should one start to include speed workouts?
32:56 – Tracking your progress while using the MAF method
37:13 – Running and stress management, sleep
42:14 – Racing – becoming a predictor of your pace during training vs in a race
Floris is the host of The Extramilest Show, a podcast with guests about ways to become a Stronger, Healthier and Happier athlete. He has a marathon Personal Best of 2 hours 44 minutes at the Boston Marathon and finished a solo 100-mile run in 17 hours 45 minutes. He is a running coach and developed The Personal Best Program, with more than 500 athletes in 40 countries. He is always fascinated to discover new ways of improving human performance. He is also the co-founder of PATH projects, a running clothing company based in the United States.
You can find Floris Gierman here:
Website – extramilest.com
Podcast – The Extramilest Show
Instagram – @florisgierman
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and help beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website www.fitpage.in
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.