It's Monday and you all know what that means!
Books I'm Listening to/Reading
I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman
Beyond Training Mastering Endurance, Health & Life by Ben Greenfield Mastering Endurance, Health & Life
Article of the Week
Why You Should Focus on Watts per Kilogram - a good look at why Watts/KG is an important metric, much more informative than pure watt output. My focus is moving into the: Increase your power output while also decreasing your weight, aren't we all ........
Words that Caught My Eye
“Determine early on whether your passion is your true calling, or just a fantasy to get out of your system” ― Tami Zhu
Gear that is Cool
Under Armour Core Shorts. I've had these bad boys for a while and have to say I'm a huge fan. Ultra-light, and skin tight providing a nice level of compression. Their X Band design mimics the functional anatomy of the body’s core area and supposedly boosts muscle performance. They were recommended to me by my physiotherapist to help recover and prevent & protect injuries to the hips, groin, pelvic, quads and hamstring areas. Since using them, I've definitely noticed a difference and would recommend them for training during longer running sessions.
Stretches of the Week
I stumbled across this pretty informative series - Levi's Core Challenge featuring one of my favourites for mobility and stretching: Kelly Starrett. This particular video addresses breathing efficiency.