Thursday, December 27, 2012

Calories burned running and walking

I've updated my page on the Calories burned running and walking. The page now shows the values based on the weight you input, giving Calories per mile/Km as well as Calories per hour. I also have a chart showing the pace you would go up a hill if you kept the same effort as running on the flat.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Updated VDOT Calculator's Long Run Difficulty

I've tweaked my calculation of the relative difficulty of different length and pace long runs that's part of my VDOT calculator. I'm now using a formula for working out VO2max pace (vVO2max) rather than assuming it's mile race pace.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Best MP3 Player for Runners

I nearly always run with music and over the years I’ve tried lots of different players. Here’s what I think is important in an MP3 player for running, and my recommendations for the best player.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Science of the Long Run

I've spent many hours over the last 6 weeks looking at what we know about the long run. It's surprising how little research has been performed on this critical aspect of endurance training, but what evidence there is I've summarized as

Monday, December 3, 2012

Now with added Science - Updated Comparison of Energy Gels

I've made a number of updates to my comparison of energy gels, including an overview of the typical ingredients, breaking down the types of carbohydrates used, estimating the amount of water needed to be isotonic, and listing the ingredients for each gel. I've also tweaked my ratings for some of the gels slightly.