I hope everyone likes this video I put together of my journey from zero triathlons in August of 2009 to competing and finishing the Louisville Ironman on August 29th. This 7 minute video starts a couple of days prior to the event and captures key points of the race. Enjoy and let me know what you think. buy glasses online… Read more →
Well friends, let me tell you, the socks, at least for me, can make a world of difference. Let me set the scene for you. Imagine a guy, on a 22 mile training run. It is a hot Friday afternoon. The heat index is reading 99 degrees and he still has 6 miles to go. Though he has liberally applied… Read more →
Do you need compression socks? Should you wear them while running, or for recovery? Socks or calf sleeves? They cost *how* much? Do I need them? Whether or not you wear compression during or after a run can depend on your reasons for choosing them. Various studies look at different benefits that compression socks might have, which can include helping… Read more →
A few weeks ago I wrote a review of the Ultraspire Kinetic, a hydration vest that I thoroughly love. I like the idea of a hydration vest, but for any run that has aid stations less than 10 miles apart, I think they are overkill. I use a hydration belt during shorter runs or in races that have regular aid… Read more →
It’s easy to see only the rawness of the course, to be caught up in the sheer scale of the task he will soon endure. But as always in adventure there will be beauty in the trip that is guaranteed to make the pain worth it. The Atacama Desert is a world away from the Welsh background of Emrys Davies youth but in March 2013 he will join a throng of 150 competitors to race by day and assemble around a campfire by night. Then after 7 horribly blissful days, after all the preparation, the exhaustion, the pain, it will all over and he will have done it, he will cross a finish line manned with the flag of every competitors nation.
When I first heard about a birthday run, I thought it was some kind of urban legend. Do people – grown adults – really run a mile for each year of their age? At the very least it must have been a tongue-in-cheek poke at the propensity of endurance athletes to push things to the extreme (and a little beyond).
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin It’s hard to know where to start this story. Maybe it should begin back when I was a reckless youth throwing myself from high bridges into the water below, or as the fearless young boxer who thought… Read more →