Pounding the pavement

WAMC Perth Marathon 2015 Marathon #10 Sunday 14 June 2015 A few weeks ago, I ran the HBF Run for a Reason Half Marathon and despite not feeling well I ran a PB! I finished in less than 100 minutes, I’m finally into double digits. That run didn’t feel like it took too much out […]

What’s in a name?

“An ultramarathon, also called ultra distance, is any sporting event involving running and walking longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi).”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultramarathon In theory, if I ran just a millimetre further than 42.195km then I would have run an ultra. This idea doesn’t sit well with me, nor a lot of “true” […]

Interval Training: One way…

vVO2Max Training There have been scientific studies which concluded there is a pace for running (cycling, or exercising in general) which increases leg muscle strength and power, and that pace is pretty close to vVO2Max. Running at this pace during training tends to improve economy through strengthening muscle cells (meaning fewer cells are needed to […]

Warchalking for Runners

As soon as it was midnight, there came in two little naked dwarfs; and they sat themselves upon the shoemaker’s bench, took up all the work that was cut out, and began to ply with their little fingers, stitching and rapping and tapping away at such a rate, that the shoemaker was all wonder, and […]