Just watched the 'Mud Run' video....surely this some sort of parody video? I was the funniest thing I've seen in ages and I had some genuine lol moments watching the clips. I'm am starting to that the whole Amy Hughes thing is some sort of parody 'stunt' runner.
The video on the Treadmill World Record Training is very revealing. It shows to me that she has a complete and utter lack of understanding of the type of training required for a 7 day treadmill world record attempt and is full of BS claims. Let's break it down a little:
Mileage varies between 100 to just under 350 miles per week.
That's quite a variation and I doubt very much that she was able to run 350 miles in a week. That sort of mileage would most likely lead to a significant overuse related injury (stress fracture, tendonitis, bursitis etc.) in even the most experience ultra / multiday athlete.
Focus on 'time on the feet' (early morning, trying to get a few hours early morning 5 / 6 times a week. Night times going on the treadmill). 3 Sprint Sessions Per Week
A focus on 'time on the feet' and then including 3 sprint sessions in your week is surely in conflict. No training programme would suggest that, and combining a rapid increase in mileage AND speed sessions would most likely be an expressway to injury.
Core and Strength Work 3 times per week. Half and hour - one and a half hours of 'hot' yoga?
Agree that it's great to add some sort of strength training however, I'm not sure that, given all the other training, she actually has the time to fit in 3 sessions of 'hot' yoga during her training day. Running in the morning for a few 5 / 6 days a week, plus running in the evening would mean that she has very little time left for any other training and that rest / recovery / refuelling would be the most important thing to do when not training.
Interesting body language when she say's she ran nearly '350 miles in a week'. If you watch closely you'll note that she looks like she's suppressing a smile.
This is not a body shaming exercise so don't get me wrong here. Looking at her body composition I would say that she had a healthy body composition in the video. I cannot see how she could of lost 28 pounds (2 stone) during the challenge as claimed by Dave / Amy without having some serious health problems. Furthermore, a 28 pound loss in bodyweight would be very noticeable and she would look incredibly gaunt and ill at the end of the challenge. When you compare the body composition of the 'Training for the Treadmill WR' video to the clips of Amy at the end of the challenge, I struggle to see any noticeable difference between the two.
Verdict: I call this BS.