This is a neat training study that compares two broad approaches to endurance training: what they refer to as a “polarized” model versus a “threshold” model. You can divide training into three basic zones: the low-intensity zone is easy mileage; the high-intensity zone is hard intervals; and the medium-intensity zone in the middle is sustained efforts like tempo runs. More here…..
There are a variety of likely culprits that may cause a runner to feel fatigued. The first step is to find the root cause. The second is to fix it. This article lists possible culprits and how to modify your life to recover, adapt, and run strong again. Check out this Runners World article.
Next year’s London marathon will mark the 10th anniversary of the previous occasion on which an Australian man broke two hours 10 minutes for the marathon.
That’s unless someone does it in the meantime, of course, which would be welcome, but seems unlikely. More here…
A HUMBLED Scott Westcott is training hard and ready to go to the world marathon championship in Moscow if a groundswell of support for him via social media helps bring about a change of heart from Athletics Australia. One of his supporters is two-time national marathon champion and 18-time Australian representative Pat Carroll, who was one of Westcott’s “heroes growing up”. More here
The man whose name fronts the Pat Carroll Running Group needs little introduction to the running community. “Coach Pat” represented Australia 18 times, competing in three Commonwealth Games, and is currently the fourth fastest Australian marathoner and half-marathoner of all time. Also the holder of the Australian all-comers half marathon record for his amazing 61.11 in the 1994 Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Pat has firmly embedded his footprints in the annals of the Athletics Australia All-Time Records. Read complete 2004 “RUN FOR YOUR LIFE” article here.
There’s no denying that jogging is good for you. A study from Stanford University School of Medicine tracked 500 older runners for more than 20 years. It found the now-elderly runners had fewer disabilities, a longer span of active life and were half as likely as ageing non-runners to die early deaths.
Collis Birmingham’s clear win in the Marugame half-marathon in Japan has created a confusing situation around the Australian record.
Ostensibly, Birmingham’s win in one hour 56 seconds took four seconds off the mark previously held by Lee Troop, supplanting Troop’s performance as both the Australian and Oceania men’s record for the distance. More here….