The Tarawera Ultra Marathon is upon us. Everything Debbie and I have been working towards comes to fruition this weekend. We’re as physically prepared as possible. Crucially, we’re mentally ready too.
A month to go before the Tarawera Ultra and I’ve become obsessed with the minutiae of running matters. Where should I put my ears: tucked under my cap or sticking out like a pixie? Should I arrange the backpack drinking hose over my left or right shoulder?
What’s the most common question you get asked about your running? For me the question tends to be: “How many kilometres are you running each week?”
A few years ago I trained for my first marathon and it sucked. It was lonely and hard and I actually quit five weeks before the event. "Running is stupid and boring" I declared.
We've got some handy tips to help you manage your training load as you get back into activity for summer.
Participation in youth sports is increasingly popular, with many youngsters initiating year-around training. It is not uncommon today for preteens to train 20 or more hours each week in sports like gymnastics, or to compete in triathlons, or for children as young as 6 to play organised soccer or hockey.
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Just one other thing I’ve thought of. If it’s possible, would be great to have rest days noted in our training calendar as rest days...
You can now manually mark a planned activity as done, so if you didn't have your watch, you can still get sticky!