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So far Mich has created 14 blog entries.
26 04, 2017

Metabolic flexibility

By | April 26th, 2017|Health|0 Comments

I love the term metabolic flexibility and I believe it is what all Athletes should be striving for.  The term sums up the use of using both Fat and Glucose as tools in your goal of perfect nutrition in training and racing.  The common error in today’s move away from Sugar (the best thing [...]

26 10, 2016

The benefits of early morning runs

By | October 26th, 2016|Spoton|0 Comments

Why do we get out of bed so early to run? So often my (non running) friends ask why we choose to run at such a ridiculous time of the day...  What is it that gets us out of bed and bouncing along the pavements of Durban north at 5am a couple of times each [...]

26 09, 2016

Five common running injuries

By | September 26th, 2016|Spoton|0 Comments

Runner’s knee (Patellofemoral pain syndrome) The symptoms: A constant ache underneath your kneecap during or after a run. The main symptom is pain just below the kneecap that usually worsens as the intensity of exercise increases. The causes: The stress of running can cause irritation where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thighbone (femur). The [...]

24 08, 2016

Tired, stiff, sore legs…

By | August 24th, 2016|Spoton|0 Comments

As runners we often don’t realise the damage we are doing to our bodies and therefore don’t allow adequate time for rest or recovery. Running results in a constant process of breakdown and repair of the muscles. Over time this causes the muscles to become tight when the fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds [...]

26 07, 2016

Spot On Treatment centre

By | July 26th, 2016|Physio|0 Comments

Spot On Treatment centre is a new physiotherapy practice based at the Kings Park Virgin Active and offers a wide range of services and specialist physiotherapy treatment for sports injuries (acute and chronic), musculoskeletal conditions, pain relief and post-operative rehabilitation. The practice is run by two experienced physiotherapists, Jess Glass and Ruan Fourie.  Jess has [...]

15 05, 2016

What I have learned training for Comrades 2016

By | May 15th, 2016|Personal|0 Comments

This year I will be lining up outside the PMB city hall on 29th May in an attempt to earn a 4th Comrades medal. Not really a significant number you would suppose? For me it is however an important number. You see my Mom finished 6 Comrades in Comrades no. 28756, and then passed [...]

9 02, 2016

Rainbows and Smiles cont.

By | February 9th, 2016|Charity|0 Comments

If you are one of those aspiring Comrades hopefuls, I suggest you seriously consider raising a few Rands and running in the name of a charity – there is no shortage of charities with the needs so diverse and widespread. In terms of Rainbows and Smiles, I can’t say it better than its founder, Bonni, [...]

29 01, 2016

Sports Recovery

By | January 29th, 2016|Sport|0 Comments

Exercise at all intensities acts to place stress on energy stores, hormones and the musculoskeletal structures. The more intense the exercise is, the greater the stress (and damage) that the body is subjected to. Recovery is a passive process by which the body heals from the damaging effects of exercise and restores the tissue, organs and [...]

29 12, 2015

Run with us

By | December 29th, 2015|social|0 Comments

Many runners in the group belong to running clubs, but in Durban there is no culture of different clubs religiously meeting at their specific clubhouses every morning for training runs. “Durban is very different to Johannesburg! Our traffic is so much better and it takes most people less than 15 minutes to get to the [...]

29 12, 2015

Regent Runs

By | December 29th, 2015|Weekly Runs|0 Comments

A big advantage of the group is that inexperienced runners can gather a wealth of information from more experienced athletes, who are all too happy to share their knowledge. “The group is so diverse, from elite athletes who have earned gold medals in the Comrades and Two Oceans marathons, to people weighing 120kg desperate to [...]

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