Endurance Skating

Training, Racing & LCHF Fueling For Skating And Endurance Sports

In-Race Fueling Part 3: Race Day

In part 1 I explained why racing is not the same as training, and laid out a framework for calculating your energy and fueling requirements, the common pitfalls, and how the smart … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Le Mans – Statistical Analysis & Lessons Learnt from 2014

Mmmm… data – I love it. It provides those who care for it with objective real-world feedback which, interpreted sensibly, can be used to make better decisions in both training AND … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

In-Race Fueling Part 1: Is Your Ego Writing Cheques Your Body Can’t Cash?

One of the major competitive advantage of achieving good fat-adaptation is a lesser reliance on exogenous fuel sources during long races. However, even the most fat-adapted athletes must consider their … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

Cereal Killers 2: Run On Fat

Cereal Killers 1 Cereal Killers 1 was a 2013 documentary-film made by Donal O’Neill, in which he turned the food pyramid upside down and rejected the “prudent diet” in favour … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Surrey Rumble 2015: Adventures on larger wheels

Despite nearly daily bike use, I am not really much of a cyclist – most of my trips are no longer than half a dozen miles for commuting and trips … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Race Performances, The Art Of Extrapolation, And What It Says About Your Athletic Deficiencies

How do you know how good a runner you are, or how well a race performance ranks against another of a different distance? How do you know if you are … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Common MAF & Low Heart Rate Training Misconceptions: Rebutted!

As regular readers of my blog (yes, all 3 of you) know, I have trained primarily using MAF for the last 18 months. I have seen good progress and it … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 8 Comments

Race Report: Berlin Skate & Run Double Marathon 2014

Saturday – Skate Marathon I have a love-hate relationship with the Berlin Inline Marathon – as exhilarating as it is to participate in the largest and most impressive inline marathon … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Big Book of Endurance Training & Racing – (Maffetone)

The Big book of Endurance Training & Racing… aka TBBOETAR, aka The Yellow book, aka The Bible….  mention the name of this book or the its author – the incomparable … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

MAF Training – Train Slower (And Smarter) To Get Faster

I’ve briefly alluded to “MAF” training before, and am going to expand a bit on that here. The method was devised by Phil Maffetone, author of “The Big Book of … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 8 Comments

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