How to taper for your race

Article by yours truly (Pat Carroll) here it is….

How to mentally prepare for a marathon

Article by yours truly (Pat Carroll) here it is….

Why interval training is good for runners

Article by yours truly (Pat Carroll) – here it is.

Men’s Muscle and Health article – Pat Carroll

Men’s Muscle and Health caught up with Pat Carroll. Here’s the article…

Polarized training still comes out a “winner”

This is a neat training study that compares two broad approaches to endurance training: what they refer to as a “polarized” model versus a “threshold” model. You can divide training into three basic zones: the low-intensity zone is easy mileage; the high-intensity zone is hard intervals; and the medium-intensity zone in the middle is sustained [...]

MuscleUP for MND

Sunday Mail Article March 2 2014      

Managing the distribution of training intensity: the polarized model

The following video is a great insight into the “importance” aerobic running plays in enabling a runner to be the “best that they can be”.

Don’t burn the candle at both ends!

There are a variety of likely culprits that may cause a runner to feel fatigued. The first step is to find the root cause. The second is to fix it. This article lists possible culprits and how to modify your life to recover, adapt, and run strong again. Check out this Runners World article.

Where have all the good times gone: By Len Johnson

Next year’s London marathon will mark the 10th anniversary of the previous occasion on which an Australian man broke two hours 10 minutes for the marathon. That’s unless someone does it in the meantime, of course, which would be welcome, but seems unlikely. More here…

Pat Carroll gets behind Scott Westcott

A HUMBLED Scott Westcott is training hard and ready to go to the world marathon championship in Moscow if a groundswell of support for him via social media helps bring about a change of heart from Athletics Australia. One of his supporters is two-time national marathon champion and 18-time Australian representative Pat Carroll, who was [...]