Summer running is rarely as fast. Your lungs are burning and sweat drips down your ass… (the above words are to be sung out loud to the tune of: “Summer Lovin” from the musical Grease – I dare you!!) Ok my warped sense of humour aside, running in hot/humid conditions can deplete your energy levels faster than
The warm-up is a very important part of every workout and run. The warm-up primes your body, and starts getting more blood and oxygen to your muscles for the exercise/running you want it to do afterwards. This is important not only to make the most of your workout/run, but to reduce injury risk too!
As I sit at my PC to write this blog post (it’s the 19th of December), my wife is at her second Christmas Lunch of the festive season and I’m just about recovering from last week’s all-day-boozy-xmas-extravaganza. We also have several other family functions and various parties to attend (including a trip to Edinburgh) between
Whilst training for a recent marathon I chose to read a book for inspiration. The book was “Today We Die a Little – The Rise & Fall of Emil Zatopek – Olympic Legend” written by Richard Askwith. It’s a biography of Emil Zatopek – one of my all time running heros. It’s a great book
Runners get more mosquito bites than sedentary individuals – learn how to avoid the pesky little blood-suckers. The name Mosquito is considered to have it’s origin in the Spanish language, being a combination of the words “mosca” = fly and “ito” = miniscule. Mosquitos are remarkable little critters. There are more than 3500 known species of