Hello, I wanted to ask Jim a question regarding his 5/3/1 program as it relates to endurance athletes.
I am not really a weightlifter. In fact I am the opposite of that, I am a long distance trail runner who specializes in ultra-marathons and have for a few years now.
This past year has seen me ebb and flow from healthy to broken and back and I think it has a lot to do with having a major lack in overall strength so I started to research a program that was easy to follow and would help me build a better overall chassis and hopefully do away with all my injuries. I might gain some weight and loose some speed but I think overall it will no doubt help me in my mountain adventures.
I have started your training and am through my first cycle after trying some other programs that felt overly complicated and didn’t really have any progression (crossfit style stuff) and as a runner I like something that I can see steady progression.
The question I have is can I train moderately hard on the Tue\Thurs\Sat\Sun and still maintain decent efforts with the lifts? I would ideally be doing Hill workouts on Tuesday and a hilly tempo run on Thursday and Saturday is mostly really long runs in the mountains at a easy pace. Sunday is recovery where I bike/row or what ever.
Thanks again for inspiring me to try something different and not give a shit what other people think, as I have heard from a running friend once, we are all an experiment of one.