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 →

What Makes Something a Sport?

Pass time, hobby or sport… that is the question? Does it matter who calls what a sport? Not really but… some of those things just aren’t. Is everyone that does a certain sport and athlete? I would say yes but others may say the way I play tennis makes me a comedian a lot more... Continue Reading →

Run Streaks: Why It’s a Bad Idea

Run streaks are when you run at least a mile everyday potentially forever. They’ve become popular lately and there isn’t anything really, really wrong with them I think you might be doing yourself a disservice by participating. Run streaks have become more popular lately and I get it, especially if like me you post ALL... Continue Reading →

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