Four myths about ultra running that you need to know

Believing these four myths might be holding you back. Director of coaching at trainright.com, Jason Koop has been guiding elite athletes for decades. His new book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning is a veritable goldmine of training knowledge. We caught up with coach Koop to talk about the book, which he says disproves widely held beliefs…

The Dangers of Exercise Addiction

By nature, endurance athletes like to push their limits in an effort to improve. For some, that drive goes beyond simply doing their best and it becomes an addiction. This addiction can lead to many problems, both physical and mental, and can have very severe consequences. Often, it is a rigid and thin social aesthetic…

Male / Female Intermittent Fasting – Two sides of the same Coin

The issue of women specific Intermittent fasting seems to generally revolve around Hormone imbalance’s and fertility issues. Fatigue Depressed mood Bloating Headaches Irregular periods and fertility issues etc, some but not limited to. “I see it as the two sides of the same Coin” Refer article I just posted to highlight, from a Dr.Amy Shah,…

A Woman’s Guide To Intermittent Fasting

From article: Posted  by Dr.Amy Shah, M.D., a double board-certified doctor who received her medical training from Cornell, Harvard and Columbia Universities. When I first tried intermittent fasting, I failed – miserably. The first day, I under at and couldn’t sleep all night from the hunger. The next day, I was tired, cranky, and grossly…

The amazing changes intermittent fasting

The amazing changes intermittent fasting does to your body and brain Stars like Beyonce and Hugh Jackman have spoken out about following intermittent fasting plans to get in shape. How does intermittent fasting work? We spoke with one of the leading neuroscientists in this field, Mark Mattson at the National Institute on Ageing Intramural Research…

Document maximal effort – RER

Respiratory exchange ratio The respiratory quotient and the RER are both calculated as the ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced to the volume of oxygen (O2) used, or VCO2/VO2. The respiratory quotient, which typically ranges between 0.7 and 1.0, is an indicator of metabolic fuel or substrate use in tissues; it must…

Social group membership

Not many people have a number named after them, but Robin Dunbar lays claim to the Dunbar Number. Confusingly, no precise value has been attached to this figure, but a commonly cited approximation is 150 – and this is the number of people with whom we can maintain a meaningful relationship, whether in a hunter-gatherer society or on Facebook.

Rebellion to Find Fulfilment

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t…

Guide to Avoiding Procrastination

In AD 65, Seneca the Younger was forced to take his own life by the Roman Emperor Nero. The reason for Seneca’s execution was his perceived involvement in a failed assassination attempt of the Emperor. He was made to sever his own veins while ingesting poison. Today, Nero is remembered as a tyrannical figure in…

The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

The “runner” as a metaphor Literature about running has changed over the course of history. The short story “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” by Alan Sillitoe gave this genre a political perspective that changed the vision of a literary “runner”. Sillitoe’s character Smith uses running as a way to mentally reflect. Running gives…

10 Elements of a Perfect Freestyle Stroke

The off-season is an ideal time to work on improving swimming technique. Whether you’re planning a break after a long season or preparing to ramp up your training for the next one, you may want to take the next few months to work on the checklist below—a list that can help you become a more…

Breathing, great to get it right.

I’m going to assume you’ve been successfully breathing for some time. You get enough oxygen into your blood to support your physiological requirements and power your limbs, organs, and muscles. You know how to inhale, and exhaling is a breeze. You even know how to breathe through your nostrils like a champ. In other words,…