improve post-workout recovery
4 ways to improve post-workout recovery

If we could train and not accumulate fatigue that would be the best, right? Unfortunately, every hard effort taxes our physical and mental reserves and requires some time to recover from. Racing, time trials or even fast-paced workout can leave our bodies tired and sore for a while. Even though it usually follows with a […]

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Training intensity
Training intensity – how HIIT may compromise progress

Putting in consistent hard work and not getting back expected results sucks. I’ve been there. I listened to my coach and worked every interval as hard as I could. I felt great during training (mostly because I was working my butt off), but when races came I didn’t have enough speed and endurance to show […]

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Munich Marathon 2016
Race report – Munich Marathon 2016

I wanted to run a marathon for as long as I can remember. I used to train professionally in kayaking and even though I ran occasionally (mostly in Autumn), I couldn’t allow myself to take on the whole marathon journey. I would have to substitute my time in the boat with running (plus the added […]

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First Marathon
Running my first marathon

It was 6:00 am on a cold Sunday morning in early October – I was up from bed and very excited. It was time to do it – time to run this thing. Somewhere between New Years’s resolutions and reading the history of Ancient Greece in my spare time – you know, what we all […]

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Tapering for marathon
Tapering for marathon

I’m in Moldova this weekend for my friends’ wedding. Even though I took my running gear with me, there are quite a lot of hills here which are definitely good for leg strength. However, probably not a good idea with only 1 week to go before the marathon. I knew I wouldn’t have much time […]

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Long runs
Long runs for marathon training

Today marks 10 weeks to go before the marathon day. It’s also the week where I tried to evaluate the work done and find any flaws I might have. Overall, I would say I’m somewhere where I expected myself to be around this time, yet it’s hard to predict how my body will react to […]

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Going further on the beach is more fun
Going further

One more week of solid training is done and what a week it was. It’s good to be back into intense training regime and be outside even more often. Also, it’s good to be running on the sand for a change – that made it easier on the joints.

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