Larisa Dannis (Strava | IG) is a very strong runner from New Hampshire. She
has ran a 2:44 marathon, a 5:59 50 mile race and she has won
several ultra marathons. She knows a tremendous amount about heart
rate training so that always excited me.
Larisa was never very active as a kid. When she started her
first job, she wasn’t moving much at all and her weight started to
She knew she had to do something to improve her fitness and
through hiking she got into trail running and road
In 2012 Larisa discovered MAF low heart rate training and this
changed her entire approach to training and racing. She is
extremely knowledgable about heart rate training and listening to
her body. She shares a lot of honest insights about her journey to
improve as an athlete.
WE DISCUSS MANY TOPICS, SUCH AS:
How Larisa started adding speedwork to further improve her
Larisa’s heart rate strategy for different types of
Recommendations for other runners looking to
JOIN OUR GROUP RUNS
Before we dive in, one quick note that I’m setting up several
group runs in the coming months around the Chicago Marathon, New
York Marathon, CIM Marathon in Sacramento and more. These are free
group runs, mellow pace, good times with other runners from the
community and friends. More info can be found on the Extramilest Events page. I would
love to see you at any of these events.
The Extramilest Podcast helps athletes reach their full potential in training, racing and life. Interviews with world class athletes, coaches and rukus makers about health, wellness and performance. Hosted by endurance athlete Floris Gierman.