Tagged: Research

The Slow-Carb Diet and Distance Running, Part I

February 2nd, 2012 in Articles by 5 Comments

Last year, following a serious surgical procedure on his foot, Faster Than Forty co-editor Rick Miller experimented with Tim Ferriss’ Slow-Carb Diet in an effort to shed weight before beginning a distance running program. The free white paper at the end of this post documents the effects of this diet. A future paper will present the results […]

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Mission Control: A Gomes Update

May 12th, 2011 in Articles by 3 Comments

  It’s been a while since I’ve written anything publicly. In the wake of February’s world record attempts and March’s second-place finish at the U.S. Indoor Masters Nationals, I spent much of April assessing what I could have done better. Here’s a partial breakdown: Mistake #1 – Dropping from 150lbs to 140lbs All else being […]

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Links & Resources

April 2nd, 2011 in Uncategorized by 0 Comments

Many renowned organizations have contributed research to the Faster Than Forty site or have helped Mark Gomes individually as he trains for the Masters Nationals. Our Links page can direct you to many of them. (Note: These are not paid links or advertisers. These are experts we trust who have helped us in some way.) […]

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Coming Soon: The Faster Than Forty Varsity Club

March 11th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

We’ve collected a lot of research over the years, and we’ve been lucky enough to have been helped by some of the foremost doctors, nutritionists, trainers, and all-around smart people who specialize in making runners run faster and healthier. Study results, research reports, and various performance calculators will be available for use by all Varsity […]

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Coming Soon: Faster Than Forty (the book)

March 11th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Faster Than Forty is the comprehensive account of Mark Gomes’ bid for a U.S. Masters track and field championship. It chronicles his journey from standout collegiate athlete to overweight corporate drone and back to standout athlete. It includes training programs, dietary research, and medical information on injuries common to older athletes. It also includes a […]

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