The Old Mutual Virtual Coach has developed a series of training programmes designed to help you ‘do great things’ with your running goals. Follow the daily plans to help you train and prepare for your next race. Simply select your race and the time you hope to finish in and you’ll be presented with a day-by-day training programme.
December 22, 2014Are small weight increases and rest days important during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. It's a time of parties, meals and excess as we share the love of families, friends and partners.
How often in the past days have you heard running friends say they need to go out for hours to ‘run off’ the extra serving of turkey stuffing, Christmas pud, or yesterday’s all-day Family Day braai?
Runners frequently make… Continue Reading
December 11, 2014This weekend signals the start of the Festive Period and Summer Holiday’s for most South Africans.
It's a time of mixed fortune for runners who potentially have more time to train, but on the counter-side are often away from home without the support of their training group; on foreign soil in winter conditions; or perhaps in the wild or a game park without ready access to roads.
Additionally family pressure may be… Continue Reading
December 10, 2014Bob de la Motte’s Runaway Comrades is a multi-faceted read that will resonate with many different communities.
The 364 page softback not only chronicles the life story of one of the Comrades hero’s of the 1980’s but also give insight into the fears, disposition and changes of a young man making his way from student to career professional and father in apartheid South Africa.
Through six well written throwback sectors the combination… Continue Reading
November 27, 2014I was first introduced to the slogan ‘Start slow and taper off’ in 1994 through a good friend Joe Oakes.
Joe is an ultra runner, distance swimmer, organiser of many events including the ‘Escape from Alcatraz swim’ in San Francisco and the ‘Key to Shining Key 100 miler’ down the keys of Florida.
National Geographic heralded Joe for his manpowered circumnavigation the world: He is a man of vast experience who has… Continue Reading