Fitness, Health, Motivation, Running

How to run in the cold

Winter is coming! Where I live, this will mean temperatures well below freezing. I will definitely switch parts of my training routine indoors where I will do some spinning, yoga, strength training and lots of pole. And I will do some winter sports outside, like skiing and ski mountaineering.Β But I want and need to keep on running outside too. I’ve already written a blogpost about how to run in the dark, so here are my top 5 tips for running in winter.

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World's Toughest Mudder training
Obstacle Course Races, OCR, Training

My World’s Toughest Mudder training protocol to hit 50 miles

When I look at my goals journal for 2017, the first entry is World’s Toughest Mudder. And in the section of what I need to do it says:

Train like a crazy person.

Although this pretty much sums it up, I thought it might still be a good idea to get into the details of what I did this year to prepare to hit 50 miles and what lessons I learned.

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Tapering
Fitness, Running, Training

My new tapering strategy

I am currently tapering for my 6th Marathon. Previously I always had a hard time tapering before a race. I knew that a good taper period where you scale back on volume and intensity is essential to reach peak performance level on race day. However I always struggled with normal taper plans because I felt like tapering meant doing less or even nothing and therefore not contributing towards my goal.

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