‘Combustibility of Fuels’

Another way of looking at endurance–training fueling strategies. The human body can metabolize a number of different substrates as fuels for endurance training and performance. If we look at the relative combustibility of fuels, or the ratio of carbon dioxide expired,...

‘There’ one moment; ‘Gone’ the next !

If you’ve been around the distance running scene for a while, you’ll probably have noted this phenomenon. It is often seen in longer races, or long slow runs, where a reasonably talented athlete is ‘there’ one moment, and ‘gone’ the next. This phenomenon particularly...
Is Running Success based on Talent, or Skill?

Is Running Success based on Talent, or Skill?

There’s a world of difference between talent and skill. Talent implies natural ability. There are plenty of talented athletes who never make it to the level of performance their inherent talent seems to indicate they are capable of. Skill implies a trained ability. In...