The problem of a large pro field was evident at the Ironman World Championships on October 10th. Even though the professional fields consisted of only 58 on the men’s side and 42 on the women’s side (please ignore the elephant!), the commentators were unable to recognise the whole field (even those first out of the… Continue reading Does Triathlon Really ‘Need’ More Pros?
A while ago, I picked up neuroscientist David DiSalvo’s ‘science-help’ book Brain Changer. I’m (very) interested in brains. I’m also very interested in the making and breaking of habits, which is what this book is about. That was the ‘science’ part. All very interesting. All very Latinate. Then came the ‘help’ part. I usually don’t… Continue reading Sometimes Random Things Happen
I had to resist the urge to call this post “This One Weird Tip Will Help You Run Faster, Effortlessly.” I didn’t call it that. But it is a pretty weird tip. And it does seem to help me run faster. It starts back in Notting Hill, in London. I recently went back to the… Continue reading To Run Faster, Stay On Your (Big) Toes
After a year of having no internet access at home, we got a wireless modem and a connection to the portal installed today. Expect more-frequent updates in future.
Today I did two tests, both of them to find the most weight I could lift for one rep (also known as one rep max, or 1RM). First, I tested my one rep max for the deadlift. The deadlift is considered by many trainers to be the single most important lift for overall strength and… Continue reading day eighty five – 1RM
I kind of obliged myself to write a review of this book when Chris sent it to me. See, I got it for free. (Well, I actually ended up with three copies for free. Every time I see it, I’m tempted to get the copy out of the library so I can have four copies… Continue reading REVIEW – Chris Guillebeau’s The Happiness of Pursuit
… sick. No training today. Mostly I just laid on the couch and napped. And slept. Hibernated, really. I’m feeling a lot better, though. So hopefully tomorrow, I can get back to it.