#72: Listener Q&A

Brad Kearns tackles more interesting Q&A from Primal Endurance podcast listeners and book readers. Submit your questions at www.primalblueprint.com/endurance and they will get covered on the air. Some recurring themes are coming through with many questioners. In particular, the questioning how “180-age” aerobic maximum heart rate limit applies to real-life goals and the desire to open up the throttle now and then and get race ready. While the questions relate to the specific needs of the individual, the answers are presented in a manner that applies to a broad audience. Listen and enjoy learning about the challenges and successes of your endurance peers, and come away with plenty of practical tips to help improve your training and competitive results.

What can a 51 year old man who has had a max heart rate of 129 for two weeks do when he is not seeing any improvement? [00:01:56] 

How long is too long for max aerobic heart rate? [00:06:07] 

How important is eating the primal diet for fitness and weight loss? [00:11:08] 

Can you thrive on the primal endurance program as a raw vegan and are there vegan-friendly nutritional tips? [00:11:50] 

A military man needs to prepare in four months for running 2, 4, and 6 miles as fast as possible. How does he prepare for this? [00:15:07] 

This 49 year old man lost 60 pounds (27 kilos) and feels great but he wants to know when to back off his intense activities. [00:18:04] 

Is aerobic exercise largely ineffective for weight loss? What does that mean? [00:22:49] 

What is he best way to get good at burning fat? [00:25:18] 

James wants to know how the Brownlee brothers manage to do so well when they do not follow a healthy eating style. (Junk food) [00:28:10] 

Is an aerobic only approach the best way to train for my upcoming race when I am pretty stressed right now? [00:33:39] 

Adam has lost some weight and has worked on lowering his per minute mile rate. While monitoring his heart rate, he has slowed his pace. Has been running barefoot for five years and is asking about what he can do about his pain in his calf and Achilles. [00:34:50] 

How can one treat plantar fasciitis? [00:38:37] 

Brownlee Brothers

Nick Willis Simply Running

Plantar Fasciitis

Stretching the gastroc and soleus

Simon Whitfield

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