Product test: Rumble Roller Beastie

I recently wrote about the different types of foam roller (here it is if you missed it). But long before rollers became widely available, people were using balls to achieve a similar effect. The choice of ball is up to the individual, but croquet, squash and tennis balls are all popular choices. As with the…

Hello 2013, you’re looking lovely…

So, by now you may have read my ever-so-slightly puerile review of 2012, in which I looked back at the running resolutions I’d set myself this time last year. The purpose of today’s post is to set myself some new goals in the hope that they’ll imbue me with a sense of purpose and laser-guided…

Intervals Shmintervals

Ah, interval training, a cornerstone of every runners regime. The basic principle of interval training is that the workout pings back and forth between low and high intensity, with the actual time, speed and number of reps varying depending on exactly what you want to achieve. The rewards include a more efficient oxygen uptake, better…

The Beast

  Want your work colleagues to think you’re a serious athlete who knows a thing or two about self-myofascial-release? Take a foam roller into work with you. Want your work colleagues to think you’re a sex case? Take a Rumble Roller. Now, many of you will be familiar with the concept of foam rollers, but…

High there…

Bit of an indulgence this week… I had a few ideas knocking about for my latest post, each as captivating and incisive as the last, but yesterday I went for a flipping brilliant run, so sod it – I’ll just write about that instead. The plan was to head out after work and do a…

The Encyclopedia of Runningness (part two)

Apparently, eight words just isn’t enough for an encyclopedia these days. I tell you, it’s political correctness gone mad. So after spending some more time in the library of the Faculty of Running About at Pretend University in Swindon, I can now bring you the second installment… Hills Some of you might already know what…