The usual terms behind the letters of the mnemonic SMART when referring to goal setting are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time limited. I know there are others, but these are the terms most familiar to me. I was thinking, as I wallowed in a hot bath after my run, that these terms are quite limiting and safe when it comes to setting goals. That’s probably
Today’s top tip for winter running….
…..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 jelly) would’ve been just as good. The result – I didn’t feel the cold on my legs, the water simply ran off my skin, and it was really easy
Cross Country Running – good for body and soul….
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 cross country race, and I happened to come across this book belonging to my husband. I only read a paragraph or two, but his words came back to me as I was trudging through
Does running make you nuts?
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 have on our mental state. But how many of us know that running can really be making us smarter? Reviewers working at University of Otago, New Zealand, have been looking
It’s better than a sports drink
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 sports drink.
Research was carried out during a simulated cycling road race lasting 2.5-3hrs. The cyclists were fuelled with either
Getting older? Use it or lose it
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 depends on how they adapt their training.
Here is an interesting article about how age affects physical performance throughout a lifetime. It only scratches the surface, but