I am in the middle of my training for a 50-mile race later in September. It almost feels easy to run the marathon distance now, but I will not lose the respect for that distance any time soon anyway. As you can imagine, working my way towards the 50 mile distance requires a different approach to training, fueling, and recovery. I am working on all 3 angles at the moment and it is fun, but also a lot of effort. Below I am talking about a major piece related to recovery. [Read more…]
It feels like I am back in my childhood and I am learning to walk and to run. It is hard, but fun. Of course it is not really like this, but I am going back to the basics with my running. I mentioned this before, but I changed my training and running to use the MAF method for my running now. I did a lot of research after not really progressing with my running performance. For one I was not really making progress to get faster, but I was also plateauing in my efforts to reduce the amount of body fat that I am carrying around. Originally I was thinking the more and the faster I run, the easier it should be to shed some weight. Well, I was wrong. [Read more…]
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I ran my first ultra-marathon just about a week ago and due to the outside circumstances I pushed the limits on my existing Garmin Forerunner 220. The GPS watch is rated to provides about 8 hours of battery life while in use during running and by the time I finished the 50K race I was down to 12%. Now I am ready to tackle my first 50 mile ultra-marathon and while my existing GPS watch is good for my training runs for now, coming closer to the race and for the race itself it is not sufficient enough. Accordingly, I am in the market for a GPS watch for ultra running. This blog posting is what my initial research has brought to light. [Read more…]