Dr. Burrup ran his first marathon in St. George on October 4th, 2014. He lost 46 pounds in preparation for the marathon and used a simple training program that required very little time compared to most marathon training programs.
Dr. Burrup had been interested in running for a while, but had not considered a marathon until he came across a training program that did NOT take up hours and hours of his time every week. The basic program is this: one long run each week, increasing your miles as you go, and two short 30-minute runs each week to keep up your conditioning. That’s all there is to it! Here is an article that explains this more in detail:
Marathoning Made Simple http://www.trinewbies.com/tno_running/tno_runarticle_09.asp
Dr. Burrup also lost 46 lbs in preparation to run the marathon by using the Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy. Dr. Burrup has successfully used other diets in the past, but found that this one has been the easiest to stay on! The theory behind this diet is that by changing the types of foods you eat throughout the week, you keep your metabolism guessing, which helps it to work faster. This is similar to “muscle confusion” when weight lifting, to keep your muscles building instead of plateauing. For more information on this diet please visit hayliepomroy.com.