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Record Runs at Sierre-Zinal
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Sierre-Zinal 2019 – the battle of the giants!
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The 10 most beautiful marathons
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Running training at altitude
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The limits of the human endurance performance: is it all in your head?
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Running according to heart rate or pace?
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Tips for running on sand
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Synchronize your running.COACH workouts with Garmin Connect and your Garmin Watch
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Producing future Olympic champions for India – The Indian Track Foundation
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Wanders miracle – How far can he go?

Record Runs at Sierre-Zinal

Maude Mathys (2:49:20) and Kilian Jornet (2:25:35) are the winners of this year’s Sierre-Zinal. In the star-studded field, both the women’s and men’s course records were broken. The course records fell so surprisingly clearly that in our quiz almost nobody, even close to guessing the right winner time. Sierre-Zinal is a legendary trail race because[…]

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Sierre-Zinal 2019 – the battle of the giants!

Sierre-Zinal is not a normal mountain or trail race. What Wimbledon is for tennis, the Wacken Open Air for heavy metal fans or the Lauberhorn descent for skiers, Sierre-Zinal is for mountain and trail runners: something extraordinary. The course measures 31 kilometres and takes the runners from Sierre (570 m.a.s.l.) to 2425 m.a.s.l. for the[…]

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The 10 most beautiful marathons

Marathon is the supreme discipline of long-distance running. They are not only attractive for top athletes, but also for hobby runners. The choice of events is almost endless. So which marathons are the most breathtakingly beautiful ones? We have put together our top 10. Jungfrau-Marathon With its 1,829 meters of altitude (of which approx. 1,500[…]

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Running training at altitude

Stimulated blood formation, but decreasing muscular performance – training at altitude can be quite the balancing act. Find the most important tips below.   Author: PD Dr. med. Christoph Dehnert, Specialist in General Internal Medicine and Cardiology FMH, Sports Medicine DGSP, Medbase Sports Medical Center Zurich   What goal do I want to achieve? This[…]

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The limits of the human endurance performance: is it all in your head?

There are limits to the human endurance. But what role does our brain play in it? As Alex Hutchinson, a Canadian scientist and journalist for renowned American magazines, will tell us in this interview: a big one! Alex Hutchinson is himself an experienced runner and regularly publishes articles in the well-known endurance magazine Outside (after[…]

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Running according to heart rate or pace?

Time and time again the question arises as to which method is best suited for intensity control in training: Pace, heart rate or instinct? We discussed this complex topic with sports scientist and lecturer (e.g. for athletics and endurance training) at the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Bern, Roland Schütz. Basically, endurance[…]

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Tips for running on sand

This blog post is provided by the Swiss magazine FIT for LIFE. If you’re interested in reading informative articles about running and endurance sports on a regular basis, click here (Website and content in German) What is seldom found in everyday life, is often available in abundance during the holidays: a grainy, fine sandy beach[…]

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Producing future Olympic champions for India – The Indian Track Foundation

Can you name one Indian Olympic medallist in middle- or long-distance track running? No? Well, no wonder – there is none. Read here, how Karan Singh wants to change that, dedicating his life to training and raising Indian kids to become future Olympic medalists. “My name is Karan Singh, and I’m the Head Coach of[…]

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Wanders miracle – How far can he go?

Text and pictures: Jürg Wirz – this blog entry is provided by the Swiss magazine FIT for LIFE. If you want to regularly read interesting articles about running and endurance sports, click here.    The career curve of the young Swiss Julien Wanders points steeply upwards. In the miraculous time of 59:13 minutes he outpaced the half[…]

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