The Science of the Taper

I’m ashamed to say I write training plans and beyond to ‘rest up’ and ‘have fresh legs’ which makes sense I’m not really sure why athletes taper at the end of a plan. I do know that it is widely considered necessary for the full marathon and beyond and debatable at the half. But other... Continue Reading →

7 Tips for Running in the Wind

I live, and run mostly on picture perfect costal roads sometimes mere feet from the ocean. While it’s pretty it’s almost always freakin’ windy! By 10 am we usually deal with costal ‘breezes’ which are about 25km/hr on any given day, 40 km/hr isn’t rare either. If you’re working a training program you can count... Continue Reading →

Should Everyone Get a Medal?

Lots of opinion pieces have been written with the thesis that giving a medal to everyone is the genesis of a generation of entitled snowflakes. You might think a certain generation is like that but it probably has to do with a whole lot more than the medals they received as children. But… when I... Continue Reading →

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