'Mad Dog' Mike is ready for questions!

Posted in The Sweat by Matt Ward on Fri 19 Dec '08

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Mad Dog - the early years

In what we at MST hope will be a regular feature, best selling author, ultra-runner extraordinaire and all-round crazy runner, ‘Mad Dog’ Mike Schreiber wants your questions. He ran his first marathon in ’76 and still runs trail ultra-distance races to this day – at 71 years old!.

His training2run site is a hive of activity and Mike still advises runners from all over the world on a regular basis. Over the coming weeks we will bring you some of the race diaries from his charges – fascinating reading.

All you need to do is post your question on the comments board below and they’ll be forwarded on to Mike, or alternatively visit his site and talk direct.

With testimonials like these what are you waiting for?!

From the beginner to the marathoner, the best training program any runner could have. Asics

The most thorough work I’ve read on marathon training and running. This is the book I’d suggest over anything else. Women’s Sports Magazine

Painless…full of practical advice . Los Angeles Time

Schreiber is irreverent, outspoken, sometimes funny, sometimes serious – his routines get results with a minimum of pain. Muscle Training Magazine

…thoroughly recommended…Schreiber guides the novice through all the traps and temptations to which most of us succumb. The gradual increase in distance, the alternating of long and sort distances, the introduction of weight training and speed work are all handled in a way which is thorough…a very enjoyable book. Running

He’s a bit of an icon. Matt Beardshall

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  1. Matt Beardshall Dec 23, 06:08 AM

    Hi Mike,
    I have suffered cramping in the calves earlier than expected during really long runs when the conditions are particularly muddy and sticky.
    Is there any training technique that can be used to help prevent or reduce this problem?

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