…..particularly good for wet and windy conditions!
Not relishing the thought of getting drenched whilst running 10 plus miles in the wind and rain, I slathered massage oil on my legs before I went out. Baby oil or Vaseline (petroleum … Continue reading
Love it or hate it, cross country running is good for you!! How do I know? Julian Goater tells us so in his book ‘The Art of Running Faster’
I was looking for a bit of inspiration before this morning’s … Continue reading
……it’s been a while!
It suddenly dawned on me whilst running the other day that Baby C has been on the outside longer than he was on the inside!! Where does the time go? I still feel that I’m recovering … Continue reading
Probably most people who run have had their sanity questioned more than once. Cold, dark, wet, evenings and you’re going for a run? Are you crazy?
Well, actually, no. Of course, as runners, we know the great effect running can … Continue reading
Actually, there are quite a few things better than sports drink, but here we are talking about our great yellow friend — the banana.
According to the Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab, the banana is rather better than the overhyped … Continue reading
We all know that beyond a certain age we begin to lose our performance strength. For runners this equates to slowing down.
Some people manage to combat the ageing effect more successfully than others and a lot of that success … Continue reading
The debate continues — and probably always will — about what is the best foot strike pattern for runners. Should we be touching the ground first with our heels or forefoot?
As usual in these highly contentious areas the answer … Continue reading
Most of us who run want to make some progress. Maybe to develop our ability to run for a certain time or distance, or perhaps run a little faster; very often it’s both.
Assuming we want to progress or improve, … Continue reading
Paul Tergat is undisputedly one of the most accomplished distance runners of all time. For five years during the latter part of the 1990s he was undefeated in the World Cross Country Championships. He set world records at 10,000m, half … Continue reading
I think most of us know that dieting doesn’t really work, the research tells us that much.
I think most people agree too that if a certain lifestyle has tipped the energy balance towards weight gain then that is what … Continue reading