Archive | November, 2009

Time to get my butt in gear

Posted on 11 November 2009

I cannot believe the level of my fitness! I ran home from work today and within minutes I had an asthma attack brewing deep down in my lungs. I was not going to go for a long run, only five or six km, but I don’t think I have ever struggled as much with such […]

Ultramarathon man

Posted on 02 November 2009

Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes, (here on Amazon) I hold this book responsible for my interest in ultra marathons; and furthermore I actually hold Stephen responsible, since he was the one who gave me the book! I had just started to run again, after having had an almost 10 year long break. I got hold […]

Kitchen foil – a cooling top tip

Posted on 02 November 2009

I ran the Al Andalus Ultra Trail in July 2009. It was seriously hot in the south of Andalusia. Actually, the day before the event I went around the village we stayed in and on the traditional Spanish temperature and time display we could read +51 Celsius! On the starting line I saw one of the experienced […]

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A must read – “Born to run”

Posted on 02 November 2009

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (hereon Amazon) Barefoot running, nutrition advice, and a thrilling race to setup of the greatest race the world has never seen.  Out of the many books on ultra running I have read this is the pinnacle of them all. What strikes me is the combination of advice, history, and […]