Sunday, February 27, 2011

Minor Updates

Minor update with what’s working for me to

Bug fix to heat adjustment in

Some tweaks and emphasis for

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Updated ? Heat Acclimation Training

It’s the time of year when the weather will start warming up, which will slow all of us down. I’ve started my heat training, and so I’ve taken the opportunity to update my Wiki entry on heat acclimation training. I’ve found some new research that indicates that heat acclimation training also improves cold weather performance, something that goes against conventional wisdom. I’ve added some extra cautions, and some details of the heat suit approach I use.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Marathon Training Plans

I've updated my comparison of marathon training plans to include Pfitzinger;s 'advanced marathoning' and I've also added a matrix how suitable I think the plans are for different types of runners. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Updates to ITBS, Altitude training and more

I've updated my page on ITBS to include a number of possible treatments.

An update on how I’ve found the AltoLab altitude training system at

Some notes on the foam rollers I use at

I’ve changed my recommendations for compression tights, with the Saucony replacing the Zoot as recommended (2XU is still my first choice) at

Minor updates to my recommended headphones based on another year’s experience

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Like many people, my life has been scarred by cancer, and over the years I have come to both fear and hate cancer. I’ve lost both parents to cancer, and it’s a horrific fate. So when a friend recommended the book 'Anticancer' I was intrigued. I found the book well researched, well written and well worth reading. It’s given me an increased sense of control, empowerment and hope.

I’ve put together a brief synopsis of the book, which I hope will prove useful and perhaps encourage you to pick up a copy. Even more, I hope that you will be able to embrace some the lifestyle changes that will improve your health and chances of avoiding or beating the evil blight. For me, I’ve finally made the move to Organic milk and started to do more meditation.

Updated Garmin footpod calibration utility

I have just released an updated version of the Garmin footpod calibration utility. In addition to the command line version, I've created a GUI based alternative.