Why Are The Japanese Runners So Good At Endurance?

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Japanese runners The Japanese runners have had my attention in this sport since I began back in 2002. Their immense attention to detail within the sport of long distance running is just as impressive as the Kenyan athletes the entire world has grown to know and love. What makes them different? What are the japanese […]

Is Marathon Training 80 Miles Per Week Too Much?

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Marathon training 80 miles I have got caught in the trap of thinking marathon training at 80 miles per week or higher was essential to succeed as a marathoner. So untrue. Running an 80 mile week, week after week, doesn’t necessarily guarantee you marathon success just as much as running 140 miles a week does. […]

5 Things To Learn From Not Finishing A Marathon

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Not finishing a marathon Below I have attached 5 things I learned that vitally helped me in the long run by not finishing a marathon. The toughest experiences of my sporting career, thus far, has been learning the hard lesson of not fueling properly for the marathon distance. I have payed the heavy price of […]

4 Hour Marathon. How To Break The Barrier

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4 Hour marathon The 4 hour marathon is a respectable time. It may not mean much to an elite level marathoner (but should), but to someone else it is just as impressive as any world beating time. We’re all working hard and want to improve, not just elite athletes. I have been involved in competitive […]