Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 2

Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 2

This is the second part of Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue. What happens when we have an extraordinary athletic achievement but go past some internal limits to do it? In the first part I told the story of my longer-than-normal long run, and in this second...
Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 1

Fitness Fatigue vs. Extraordinary Fatigue Part 1

Before I get into the story of my long run and lessons I learned from it, I want to make sure you don’t get distracted by the distances I am running, as if this is too long (or too short) to apply to your situation. I am telling the story in order to describe...
Don’t Stop At The Wall!

Don’t Stop At The Wall!

Stopping Is Not Natural Can you imagine running 10 km (up to an hour for some folks) or even 5 km (up to a half hour) in a race or for fitness and doing it in a basketball court? And, rather than run loops around the perimeter of the court, imagine covering that...
Surviving or Comfortable or Competitive? Part 4

Surviving or Comfortable or Competitive? Part 4

Continued from Part 3. Training In Cycles And, over the course of a few weeks, your fatigue accumulates. This is something you should expect and actually plan for. Through a process known as periodization, with cycles lasting several weeks, and changing emphasis at...
Surviving or Comfortable or Competitive? Part 3

Surviving or Comfortable or Competitive? Part 3

Continued from Part 2. From High-Stress To Low Let’s say you want to move from 2 hours of swimming (about 5K) to 4 or 5 hours (about 10K). you When you get into swimming events that are more like 4 to 5 hours long, the average citizen athlete may have difficulty...
Your Diet Of Strength, Endurance and Power

Your Diet Of Strength, Endurance and Power

Why Be Strong? You certainly want your shape and movement patterns to be streamline and efficient to reduce internal and external resistance to moving forward. But even then, you still need strength, because it defines your body’s ability to do work. Even when...
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