# 52 – Michael Crawley, 2:20 Marathoner and author on Ethiopian running, shares his experience training with Ethiopian runners and his book “Out of Thin Air”

Michael Crawley, 2:20 Marathoner and author on Ethiopian running, shares his experience training with Ethiopian runners and his book “Out of Thin Air”

Show Notes

01:00 – Michael introduces himself

03:35 – Link between interest in anthropology and running

04:45 – Initial challenges faced in Ethiopia

08:10 – Initial interactions with Ethiopian runners

09:45 – Underlying philosophy of Ethiopian running

13:00 – Challenges with gear for Ethiopian runners

16:20 – Michael’s typical training week in Ethiopia

20:00 – Mental approach of Ethiopian runners

23:30 – Recovery and fueling

25:55 – Running safety while in Ethiopia

27:40 – Carrying forward lessons from Ethiopia

30:35 – Michael discusses his book

32:25 – Recommendations on resources

Michael Crawley’s Book: Out of Thin Air – Amazon Link

Follow/Contact Michael

Instagram: @mikecrawl

Twitter: @mphcrawley

Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/20345109?hl=en-GB

Recommendations on resources

Running with the Buffaloes by Chris Lear (Amazon Link)

Adharanand Finn’s books (Amazon Link)

Marathon Talk Podcast: https://marathontalk.com/

YouTube channel on Ethiopian running: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClyRm5qXJVY5PY6dv-qUj9g

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