This might sound like common sense and something you know already, but one thing I've realised is that even though you know it, it's often not until you actually read it again does it register and you do something with it.
March 22, 2019 by Rob Bathgate
Do you use Strava? Check out our new Loading Calculator to see if you're overtraining, undertraining, or just right.
December 14, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
If you're training for a specific event and looking for some training guidance, our Event Plan could be for you.
November 8, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
Hit the wall, or bonking is often an accepted part of endurance sport and considered one of those things that ‘just happens’. But does it need to?
October 30, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
We all love it, and those of us with young kids definitely wish we could get more. We’ve also probably been told a fair amount recently that we should be getting more. But why? How does sleep affect your training and recovery?
October 24, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
The first session is always the hardest, but over time the soreness experienced following activity is reduced.
October 8, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
Should long distance runners bother running short distances?
August 15, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
The first casualty at an ultra marathon event is your ego.
February 19, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
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.
February 7, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
Spoiler alert: not if you do it right.
January 31, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
The big wobble hit us when we were in the car. We’d just finished a four-hour run on the Tarawera course and we were driving through Tauriko to pick up the kids.
January 22, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
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?
January 9, 2018 by Rob Bathgate