A podcast interview with Alex Hutchinson brings an important lesson on how to avoid the quest for running perfection get in the way of doing the right things. Coming from a physicist with a bias towards precision, this is a powerful point.
This month’s edition of the “best of the running web” features posts on goal-setting, minimalism, diet, your distance predisposition, and winter training. All the hot topics in the cold months of winter.
The Jade Rabbit is a bit of an excursion from the usual “how to run better” books reviewed here. But running still acts as a vital core to this book by Mark Matthews, and the book serves to remind us that it is just one – albeit important – facet to the balanced life. But it is the facet that gives us the time to think and discover ourselves.
This month’s links focus on the taper, training approaches for us “regular” runners and the elites, the myth of residual lactate (let alone “lactic acid”), and why recovering addicts run (or, maybe, why running is addictive).
If you are looking to boost your flexibility or mobility and not finding what you need from traditional static stretching approaches, it’s time to explore Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). Here’s a bit about the practice and my experiences in taking Phil Wharton’s 21-day challenge.