AJ has just sent me his Movescount file from his record breaking 2012 race: Check out the file here: AJ Calitz Puffer 2012 route 75.02 km – Route at Movescount.com. Also my series of articles can be seen here, here and here.
I have had an interesting email conversation with a fellow trail runner on gear and how to best use it stretching over the last few weeks. This conversation and my presentation at SSISA prompted me to put expand on ideas here. My comments are aimed specifically at PUFfer runners but are universally applicable. Let meContinue reading “PUFfer Preparation 301”
Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance. I can’t claim this as my own saying but it is a British Army adage. So what does this mean for race preparation? 1) Do not try something on race day or race week that you have not tested before! 2) You want to know how each piece ofContinue reading “Puffer Prep 201:”
I am lucky enough to have been asked by SSISA to talk about gear required for this year’s PUFfer so I thought I would add a few thoughts on general prep which might be useful to first timers of this trail run. The Peninsula Ultra Fun run is only a few months away. Those enteredContinue reading “PUFfer preparation 101:”
Apologies for this self-indulgent post. My mind is so pre-occupied with the Ultra du Mont Blanc that I think of it constantly. I am trying to find ways to prepare as best I can for this big unknown. I have been immersed in a spreadsheet over the last little while comparing altitude gain/distance covered forContinue reading “In search of a Hill:”