Perhaps the most frequent protest that I hear against a high quality, low volume training approach is that “elites run high mileage, thus proving that high mileage is the best training method”. I agree that elites train using high volume. For many, that is proof enough that high volume is the best training method. However, the path from “all elites train with high volume” to “therefore, it’s the best training method for everyone” is not as short or straightforward as you might think. Is high mileage necessary in order to maximize performance? This article looks at the available research on the topic.