Importance of being intervaly

I will not last forever, but I am damn well going to know I have been there. – Dr. George Sheehan Roger Bannister is etched in my memory since at least 1982. My correct answer in a quiz qualifier test would turn out to be decisive enough to beat out 3 senior grades to make …

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A terrifying thought

I thought 2013 was a tough year for running. If the first six months are any indication, 2014 has put 2013 to shame. Barring a 3-month gap in early 2011 and a 3-week gap 18 months later (both slipped disc related), I’ve been a reasonably regular runner for the past 5+ years. I’ve been a …

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The triple jump running plan for marathoners

The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field sport, similar to the long jump, but involving a “hop, bound and jump”: the competitor runs down the track and performs a hop, a bound and then a jump into the sand pit. I’m sure about it. The triple …

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In defence of the treadmill

Treadmills get a bad rap. Serious (and snooty) runners look down on it.. You can ‘start’ running on treadmills but as soon as you get comfortable with 5k+ distances, it’s time to hit the trail/road. Or so is the guidance issued to newbie runners by seasoned runners. Yours truly has also routinely dished out that …

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