In a world obsessed with the short cut… get rich quick… lose weight fast… get fitter quicker… this book refreshingly tells it how it really is! ‘Training smart’, or ‘training effectively’ as Adam prefers to label it, is absolutely critical to endurance progression. But… there are no shortcuts! The way to really improve in endurance sport in the medium-to-long term is through steadily increasing your load of hard work. Now how you do that isn’t straight-forward, and your mind has a huge role to play when you need to dig deep.
Read about how to evolve a robust and sustainable endurance progression strategy and to exploit your physical, mental and emotional resources to go ahead and do it! Dig deep! Dig deeper!! Dig Deepest!!!
Adam Topham is exploiting the concepts in this book to get faster and faster on two legs, progressing from struggling to run 2 miles in under 25 minutes, to half-marathon distance in under 90 minutes, in less than 6 months, and at the ripe young age of almost 49. That 90 minute time will tumble fast to under 80 minutes as he continues to apply his simple training approach and motivational techniques.
This follows a decade as an amateur UK cycling time-trialist, with a demanding full-time job and a family, who, amongst multiple national medals, has won the highly prestigious British Best All-Rounder (BBAR) competition in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In his fourth win he set the fastest speed in history for the competition. The BBAR is a national cycle trophy, awarded for the bike rider with the fastest average speed across a 50 mile, a 100 mile and a 12 hour time-trial event, for the whole season.
How did he win it four times in a row? He trained his brain. He trained his body more… he tried harder… he trained smart… he learned to dig deep… he dug deeper… perhaps even deepest…