Goal – Spring marathon – weeks 17-18

During my weeks 17-18 of the preparation for Orlen Warsaw Marathon I run almost 140 kilometers. The plan was to have VO2max intervals, Tempo and long run sessions mixed with easy days. Polish winter has made me skip one interval session and slow down on the other one, but apart from that, everything went well. […]

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ Activity tracker with GPS review

When about a year ago Garmin announced their first activity tracker (band) with optical HR capabilities I was very eager to test how it worked. Some four months ago I came into possession of the updated version of this device with built GPS unit – Garmin Vivosmart HR+. After using it for the last four […]

It’s not snowing in winter but snow-storming into runners’ eyes

I don’t intend to whine about weather conditions, but this was my thought that came to my mind during my yesterday’s long run. During my two and a half hour run I have passed by some several dozens of runners – all of them had winter hats on and all of them were crinkling their […]

Goal – Spring marathon – weeks 13-16

My January was divided in two by a skiing trip, so my workout plans had to be adjusted. Additionally, the pollution levels in Warsaw were very high and several workouts were lost due to this reason. Generally January was a good month. The skiing trip was marvelous. My daughter has learned how to ski and […]

Breakfast of champions – the fast and easy way

Yes yes, I know… jet another guy who reinvents oatmeal for breakfast… My question is: have you tried preparing oatmeal in the morning rush? Me myself too used to be skeptical about eating oatmeal, but I gave it a try and after several attempts I have developed a mixture that works for me really well […]

Goal – spring marathon – weeks 11-12

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Weeks 11-12 were the last two weeks of the year – by that I mean Christmas and the New Year’s Day. This is generally a good time for eating, drinking and celebrating and not for running, but somehow I managed to do all of it :))) In week 11 I missed my […]

Goal – spring marathon – weeks 9-10

Weeks 9-10 were in the same time first weeks of the second phase of my training cycle – the initial quality training phase. During the ninth week I did three easy runs, one easy run with running strength, one tempo run and one core stability workout. Altogether I run 58 kilometers. During the tenth week […]

Salomon X-Scream fluo M – A CityTrail shoe review

Last weekend as I was doing a check-up on my favorite online running shops, I noticed a 50% sale on Salomon X-Scream fluo M shoes in Sklepbiegowy.com store. Don’t think that I am loosing a lot of time searching for shoes, I just type-in my shoe size (31cm) and even the biggest stores show just […]

Goal – spring marathon – weeks 7-8

I am back on track! No more coughing or runny nose – I finally felt good and I was gradually increasing mileage during those two weeks. I was afraid to execute general strength workouts as this could increase my chances of overtraining. I will do this work during the next training phase. Along with December, […]

Running shoes with screws – the manual

Winter has come! If you were thinking about how to keep on running through upcoming winter snows without slipping and skidding with every step there are several options that you can choose from: 1) You can buy expensive specialized winter shoes with spikes, like Salomon Spikecross: 2) you can use various snow cleats with spikes […]