Tag: training

Tag: training

How to predict your performance
Image November 29, 2019 Running journey Pietro

How to predict your performance in a race, knowing your actual pace per minute? This info would be useful as we don’t often cover the full distance, while preparing an event. Many plans suggest to run up to a 70-75% of the target distance, before the tapering phase. So, besides experience and gut feelings, is

How to run 10K in 8 weeks
Image November 13, 2019 Running journey Pietro

Before answering the key question “how to run 10K in 8 weeks?” we need to clarify some elements first: We are not setting a time goal This introduction is for beginners, not used to run medium or long distances. Although for a runner, setting a time goal is part of the game, here the target

Running in cold weather
Image November 11, 2019 Running journey Pietro

Winter is coming, as house Stark says if you are fans of Game of Thrones. But if, instead of (or alongside with) spending weekends on TV series, your goal is to keep running in cold weather, there are few things to be taken care of. In particular, there are some mistakes or misconceptions we need

Running and nutrition
Image September 21, 2019 Running journey Pietro

We can often associate running and nutrition to each other. We all know that a correct and balanced nutrition is not only beneficial for running performances, but also for wellness. What many don’t know is that eating well does not mean eating too little, or giving up to tasty stuff! As usual knowledge is power,

Three do and three don’t of the training phase
Image September 19, 2019 Running journey Pietro

As a newbie runner, I have discovered with time the importance of a regular training. But even more important, I learned (sometimes the hard way) the negative effects of a superficial preparation. In the following post, I want to highlight some of the latter, in the form of three DON’T, and three DO of the

Are you a runner or a jogger?
Image September 2, 2019 Running journey Pietro

Are you a runner or a jogger? Let’s start from the beginning: I don’t think there is a clear separation, or better, the difference can be blurry. In my opinion, as soon as you dedicate time to practice some sport in a healthy way – it can be bike, swimming or hiking – you are

Why a GPS watch for runners?
Image August 22, 2019 Running journey Pietro

Why a GPS watch for runners? Running watches and GPS trackers are more and more becoming  inseparable friends of runners. Although not necessary, this accessory is without any doubt an important running equipment. Let’s see why: It tracks your activity with GPS Tracking watches are useful as they can be very accurate in monitoring activity

The importance of the after work out phase
Image August 13, 2019 Running journey Pietro

Many runners neglect, especially as beginners, the importance of the after work out phase. However, as the training is important to create conditions for improvements, so rest and recovery are crucial, to allow the conditions for building that desired performance boost. I want to share with you some of the lessons I learned during my

What to eat when training for running
Image August 12, 2019 Running journey Pietro

What to eat when training for running is a question you will ask yourself very soon. It does not really matter if you are training to be in shape, to prepare an event or simply because you like it. It is undeniable that a correct approach with eating habits can improve your performance, avoiding both

The ABC… of running
Image August 8, 2019 Running journey Pietro

Spoiler alert: even if called the ABC of running, this post is NOT going to be seriously finding what is the explanation of mystery that every day lets millions of people from all over the world to lace their shoes… and start running. This is a facetious way to make a list describing my relationship