Health & Fitness

CurraNZ – the power of the Block Buster Berry

CurraNZ – the power of the Block Buster Berry

When Health Currancy offered product sponsorship with the CurraNZ supplement I was keen to accept.  I had used a sample that I had acquired in a race goody bag last year in the run up to the Volcano Marathon, but with such a small sample it was hard to know how I had benefitted.

VO2 Max & Lactate Threshold: Forrest Gump to Wyle E Coyote

VO2 Max & Lactate Threshold: Forrest Gump to Wyle E Coyote

A new aspect has come into my life as a runner: science. Heart rate, VO2 max and lactate threshold are all things that I was aware of but never really thought applied to me, at the level I perform.  Now that I am working with Nairn at the Life Sciences Department at Glasgow University they have taken on a greater significance for me. It is through these tests that Nairn is able to measure my fitness and any improvements (or decline). They provide the basis for training advice and recommendations for race pace.

Training for Altitude - Hypoxic Training

Training for Altitude - Hypoxic Training

Since I will be running at high altitude in the Volcano Marathon, and have never been at altitude, let alone run at altitude, I jumped at the opportunity to do some hypoxic training. It is not about performance or improving performance, it is simply for me to get a feel for how my body will react, and set my expectations based on how I respond.