Training your brain for Ultras

Saw this on Facebook and really enjoy reading about the psychology behind ultra running. It’s such a large part of the battle. When you run you have to listen to your body, but when you venture into Ultras you have to change your thoughts. Your mind starts to shout louder than your body at timesContinue reading “Training your brain for Ultras”

Exercise, running and depression

With it having been suicide awareness day this week this article is a timely and simply put article about the virtues of exercise, particularly running, in fighting depression and mental illness. Some references and links to more in depth material as well http://www.outsideonline.com/2401557/exercise-depression-research

Dealing with the long run blues

Let’s be honest we’ve all gone for those longer runs and felt early on that it just isn’t clicking. Normally no reason or warning it just isn’t gonna work today! This article is a nice read about how to deal with those runs that just don’t feel right! http://www.runnersworld.com/training/g28801533/how-to-get-through-long-run-reader-tips

Some of the best running books for that summer holiday reading

This came up today on Facebook. Normally Facebook sponsored links are irrelevant and annoying. But this one is actually perfectly aligned with thinking about books for that late summer holiday 👍 http://www.facebook.com/440137179477111/posts/1376901852467301

Training advice from Ultratunner David Roche

This link is the the Apple podcast for the Ginger Runner Live podcast with David Roche. It’s a fab insight into the methods he believes are the best ways to train. Great advice from a legend of Ultra Running. Well worth a listen Also find at gingerrunner.com podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ginger-runner-live/id874790107

Half Marathon week 1

The training plan was this: In summary: Monday – Rest day – Tuesday – Fast finish – which means you progressively increase pace from each to moderate pace during the session. This session ended with a period at Heart Rate Zone 3 – medium effort – for 12 minutes. Wednesday – Easy effort Thursday –Continue reading “Half Marathon week 1”