Please support Jo in her Million Metre Row!

My friend Jo is rowing 1,000,000 metres (thats over 620 miles!) on the indoor rower to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. She has been coming into the gym where I work for weeks and patiently eating through the miles, and is nearing the end. It takes a HELL of a lot of work, guts … Read more Please support Jo in her Million Metre Row!

Video: 100 year old sprinter and marathon runner…what is stopping you today?

Click here for a news link i just came accross.  It tells of Fauja Singh, a 100 year old gentleman who took up competitive running at the age of 89! He sprints 100 metre races and is also aiming for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon today! This 100 year old guy can do it…how old are … Read more Video: 100 year old sprinter and marathon runner…what is stopping you today?

Sprints versus marathons for heart health

Flat-out Sprinting

Flat-out Sprinting

I read this story (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8429518/Sprints-better-than-marathon-for-heart-health.html) when it came out last month.  It shows how multiple, maximal effort sprints had similar effects on health compared to long duration exercise.  But after chatting with some people in the gym, I have a couple of problems with the practical implications of it…

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