Memories of My First Competitive Run

On my daily morning walk yesterday my thoughts turned to my first competitive road run, reminiscing on a run I did in 1995. It was a 10-mile road race organised by HMS Sultan, a Royal Navy base located on the South coast of England. It was a largely flat route with some slopes. I used… Read More

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What is the Relationship between Physiological Parameter Changes & Severe Heatstroke Induced by 5-km Armed Cross-Country Training?

Research Paper Title Relationship between physiological parameters changes and severe heatstroke induced by 5-km armed cross-country training. Background The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between physiological parameters changes and severe heatstroke induced by 5-km armed cross-country training. Methods A total of 521 male officers and soldiers from a special team who… Read More

Military Fitness & Running

If you are thinking that military fitness boot camps are a high-intensity alternative to daily running, watch out. A core component of military fitness is indeed running . . . and lots of it. In one training session you might do sprints, jogging, sideways running, slow running, you name it. You will cover miles in… Read More

In What Week do British Army Recruits Start Running?

Running for British Army recruits commences in Week 7 with the outdoor training shoe (currently the Magnum Shoe Fitness Trainer). The speed of training runs are based on 75% maximum heart rate. The British Army no longer runs in boots as part of training activity. Reference FOI 2017/79625/05/01 dated 17 November 2017.

Road Running vs Treadmill Running

“RUNNING BATTLE Runners have long debated the difference between training on a treadmill and training on solid ground. “Belt turnover” is commonly cited as a factor that helps to move your foot backwards and there by makes running on a treadmill easier than running on the road. At constant velocity, is this a real effect? If so, wouldn’t… Read More

What is the Copenhagen Method?

Another more recent interval training method follows the research of Gunnarsson and Bangsbo published in 2012, called the 10-20-30 Training Concept, more commonly known as the Copenhagen Method (Gunnarsson & Bangsbo, 2012). In this study, 18 moderately trained runners (6 females and 12 males) were divided into a high-intensity training (10-20-30) group and a control… Read More

What is the Tabata Method?

During the 1990s, Izumi Tabata and his colleagues published what is considered a landmark paper (Tabata et al., 1996). In their study using 14 physically fit, young, male subjects, Tabata and colleagues compared two training protocols, examining improvements in both aerobic and anaerobic fitness. In experiment one, seven subjects performed steady state exercise (moderate-intensity endurance… Read More