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Everesting Run Challenge - Thailand Edition
"Because it's there" is a phrase often used to justify an unjustifiable ambition. And it is exactly the phrase I heard when I first asked why anyone would ever want to attempt the Everesting Run Challenge.
If you ever wondered why your coach has you perform a warm-down after your training and not just hit the shower right away, this article will be of interest to you.
Beware of Bandits
Remember that race you ran back in 2019...
Too much tempo
"I felt a bit tired so I turned my weekly long run into a shorter tempo run..." Not an uncommon phrase to hear from a runner in a training cycle.
Runners and horses
A wild horse uses several natural gaits to move around the plains.
Where is my start?
"No pain, no gain!" - Arguably the single worst piece of advice given in the history of coaching.
Choose your challenge
With the noticeable absence of races, I felt I had to challenge myself to something.
180 is the magic number... supposedly. More than a few of my clients ask me what their stride rate or frequency should be...
If you want to build speed into your long runs, interval sets are the way to go.
What's my shoe?
Going into a running store looking for a new pair of shoes can be a bit like gazing at a menu that has a million options on offer.
Fix the right problem
You cranked up your weekly volume, you do the tempo runs, the intervals, the long runs and the threshold sets.
Gym work, anyone?
Q: Is a gym session essential for a marathon? A: Is a seat belt essential for an F1 driver?
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