The Barkley Marathons: A Lesson In Failure

I just watched a film on Netflix about the Barkley Marathons. It’s an ultra marathon trail run held in Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee. It’s also a good lesson in failure. I’ve never heard of it before and probably you haven’t either. The organizer and inventor Gary “Lazarus Lake” … Continue reading

Calories Burned Running vs Walking

I’ve always thought that calories burned running vs walking was equal at about 100 per mile. Received Wisdom I have read this for many years and it has been repeated so many times it has become true.  According to straightforward Newtonian physics you are moving the same object the same … Continue reading

Running Form: Heel Or Toe Strike?

How to Run Properly Below is an article I found that I thought might be of interest.  I find it exasperating that this sort of article actually gets written, but the subject of the correct running form and heel or toe strike keeps coming up. To me it’s a no-brainer. … Continue reading

The biggest Cause of Cancer: You

The biggest cause of cancer is you and your behaviour. According to a recent article in Nature, 70% to 90% of cancers are preventable by removing external risk factors in your environment. This contradicts earlier research that suggests that random mutations, or bad luck in every day terms, is the … Continue reading

Sport Nutrition And Diet

Sport nutrition and diet

Sport nutrition is a big market.  According to the estimates of this Nutrition Business Journal report, the global nutrition and supplements market stood at US$96 billion as of 2012. A year later, it was approximately US$104 billion globally. I saw this talk and it got me thinking. What has this … Continue reading

Six Pack Abs and How To Get Them

Six pack abs seems to be a major pre-occupation on the internet. I must admit that it has never been a problem to me.  Having run for most of my life and done other exercise as well, six pack abs is something that I’ve never needed to try to achieve.  … Continue reading

Protein To Make You Run Better

Power of protein for faster running

I read this article link on the Running Times website: http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/the-power-of-protein-timing.  I have recently started taking protein supplements and have found it made a tremendous difference to my rate of recovery and my running performance as I wrote in my post Running Better. It is something well worth your attention. … Continue reading

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