Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz

You (Only Faster), by Greg McMillan

July 01, 2023
Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz
You (Only Faster), by Greg McMillan
Show Notes

You (Only Faster) puts a new spin on the training book. In this book you get some good training principles but Greg uses them to guide you through a 6 step process to modifying a training plan, that you may have gotten online or from a book, to better suite you as a runner. So if the plan follows good training principles, why would you need to modify it, right? Well, you’re an individual who responds and recovers differently to different types of workouts. Although everyone should be doing all types of workouts, the mix of how they are put together can be changed to better suit your individuality and give you better results come race day. Greg’s 6 steps create the framework for the book, and he describes each step in several chapters.

Greg McMillan has been around for decades and probably doesn't need an introduction, but just in case you've never heard of him or his website we're including a short version of his accomplishments. Greg has a masters degree in Exercise Physiology where his research focused on the determining factors of distance running performance. A student of the sport since he began running in high school, he continues to apply advances in sports science to his training programs. As with his study of sports science, Greg continues to learn from the athletes and coaches of yesterday and today. He vigorously studies the great books on running and is eager to be around successful coaches and athletes to learn from their experiences. His mentors include the late, great Arthur Lydiard (who he toured with on Lydiard’s last US tour), Olympic Coach Dr. Joe Vigil, Peak Running Performance founder Guy Avery and USA Track & Field physiologist Dr. David Martin. Renowned by runners and coaches across the globe, Greg has one of the most diverse coaching resumes, with equal success coaching new runners, age groupers, Boston Qualifiers, and Olympians. He is also the founder of McMillan Running which includes his website with the famous running calculator that many runners have likely already used.

If you would like to check out the McMillan Running website, you can find it here:

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