I’ve become a believer that certain tasks are best done by certain muscles. I’m not interested in the aesthetics of running form, I’m interested in getting the best out of myself. To make a change, we may have to go one step back to go two steps forward.
December was meant to see me running an excellent 10K at Christchurch but a run of poor weather saw that postponed and so I just enjoyed training in a different way to usual.
Slow Burn is another book advocating training by age-related heart-rate formula to burn fat and stay healthy. Its author Stu Mittleman was influenced by Phil Maffetone and here I give an overview of the book and my thoughts on its methods.
November was meant to be picking up the pace. I tried to but the legs didn’t quite have it. Nonetheless I ran my first 10K of the winter and it highlighted the problem.
Happy Thanksgiving Day to my American friends. If you can turn it into a habit, being grateful can change your life.
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Hi, I’m Hugh – coach at Big Red Running. I’ve been running seriously since I turned 40 but first raced in the 1990s. Before that I spent my teenage years getting lost orienteering in forests and moorland in the depths of winter!