So I had to take my first business trip in a long time to, of all places, Flint, MI. Well, we covered a large portion of the state, but that is where I flew into.
I picked up Stu Mittleman's "Slow Burn" for the plane ride as I never did really get far into the book. Most of my low hr training was from Phillip Maffetone.
Well, since the FAA had computer problems with clearing flight plans this morning, I sat on the Milwaukee tarmac for 2 hours. Being the slow reader I am, I read about 2 pages.
I read about "applied kinesiology", which is the the relationship between and organ and a corresponding muscle (i probably slaughtered the definition, so don't source me). He basically claims that he was able to heal his knee pain through massaging and manipulating a certain spot in his abdomen (one is kind of connected to the other). I over simplified this, and probably did a dis-service, but cut me some slack.
Normally I would think this is crack pot goofy thinking, but then I look at where I have come in my years of running. I then look at what Stu has achieved. He also sources Dr. George Goodheart as the person who has reasearched, studied, and documented the concept. I would never have believed one could cure ailments through working, massaging, etc... certain parts of the body, but then I would have never believed I could have been able to run 50 miles.... and feel good at the end.
I love reading what Stu has to say, because it is geared at people like me, the average joe.
So I will advocate on the behalf of Stu, and I recommend the book (even if I am not done with it).
Today - off (long day on the road and I am tired... boo hoo)
Yesterday - easy 8 - 71 minutes - 139 avg hr.
Racked Fab 5 50 Pale Ale into secondary last night. Looks good.