All posts tagged: Training

Quick Links — Week 20

«Hike Clerb is Making the Outdoors a More Inclusive—and Stylish—Space» — Kailyn Brown, Highsnobiety «The Science Of Downhill Running» — David Roche, Trail Runner Magazine «I’m a runner, and I’ve just joined Strava. I regret it» — Matt Evans, Techradar «Prevent Race Fatigue With This Workout!» — The Running Channel, YouTube «Age no barrier: how Jo Schoonbroodt smashed the 70+ marathon record» — Sean Ingle, The Guardian «How Strava Fame Became a Burden for Molly Seidel» — Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.

A woman is holding a towel while excercising.

Three running gadgets and technologies that cought my attention lately

While it’s true you don’t need any tech or gadgets to run, there are a lot of them out there that are fun to use or can provide you with data, motivating insights or that can enrich your workout. I’ve come across three gadgets and new technologies lately that caught my attention — and that I’d like to briefly introduce to you. Whoop 4.0 Description: the Whoop 4.0 is a fitness tracker that collects data about recovery, strain and sleep performance. «From these figures, it offers advice on how you should balance your training and rest to achieve peak athletic performance,» Harry Bullmore writes on LiveScience. What sounds like any other fitness tracker on the market, has its USPs: the band itself is screenless, IP68 dustproof and water-resistant at depths of up to 10 meters for two hours. The lack of GPS might be another con for some of us, but on the data sight the Whoop is showing off, as «it is the multi-dimensional approach to calculating recovery that is the jewel in the …

Quick Links — Week 14

«Running The World’s Slipperiest MARATHON On PURE ICE!» — Göran Winblad, YouTube «Updated Start Lists Announced for 126th Boston Marathon, B.A.A. 5K, and B.A.A. Invitational Mile» — Boston Athletic Association «Staying hydrated may reduce the risk of heart failure» — Rachael Rettner, Live Science «Why Tom Evans is looking forward to a challenge in the Himalayas» — Shail Desai, Red Bull Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.

A woman seen from behind is running in a park.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on runners around the world

You probably have experienced it yourself, or you may have read headlines like this one: «Running is enjoying a boom because of the coronavirus pandemic». And yes, it’s true. Gyms were closed. Spin classes and boot camps had been canceled. People were stuck at home for most of the day for a long time. So running has seen a boom during the coronavirus pandemic. But what about the overall statistics? Did people run more during the pandemic?

Quick Links — Week 13

«Trail Prep: Training My Body and Tricking My Brain» — Anelia Slavoff, The Trek «When It’s a Honor to be Dead F*cking Last» — Kathleen Evers, Trail Sisters «A First Marathon Taught Him More Than How to Run a Race» — Carlo Rotella, The Washington Post «2021 Mount Marathon Women’s Race! Alaska Mountain Running» — Run Steep Get High, YouTube «The future of nutrition advice» — Lisa Drayer, CNN «‹Flying Finn› Hannes Kolehmainen: Pioneer of long distance at Olympics» — Shemal Fernando, Sunday Observer «Endless Loops and Shattered Records: ‹This Is Pure Ultrarunning›» — The New York Times «How easy should your easy runs be?» — Laura Norris Running Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.