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 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).
This month’s posts include several pieces on workout advice, especially around running by feel and not sticking to zones, as well as a bit of the controversy over the study panning “excessive exercise”. And is there a knock-off of The Running Manifesto out there? Plus, a few interviews with yours truly, which always punches your ticket to the best-of-the-month club.
Laura Gorjanc Pizmoht (aka The Salty One) has accomplished a lot already as a lawyer, runner, and now mother. But with some pretty ambitious goals ahead of her, she is worth getting to know more about.
After featuring a number of runners highly focused on maximizing their performance through precise and hard-core workouts, this interview with Brodie Wise provides a different perspective – an alternative path to find not only enjoyment but success as a runner.