Mental tips for runners before, during and after a marathon

With the London marathon taking place on Sunday, 23 April, runners can prepare for the mental demands of this notoriously challenging event by following the advice issued by the University of Kent’s ‘psyching teams’. Introduced to the UK by Dr Carla Meijen, Lecturer in Sport Psychology in Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, ‘psyching…

STRYD Footpod

STRYD: Where Next For Running With Power ?

  If you were Mr STRYD, “Where would you take the product next?” As we know, STRYD (the running power/effort meter) started off as a chest strap and, after a redesign, ended up as the current solution which is a single-sided footpod. Personally I was quite anti- that move at first. It was very convenient for me to…

Polar H10

Polar H10: Quick Review & Comparisons

Polar’s new chest-strap heart rate monitor (HRM) is the H10. I’m going to assume, as I would do with a Garmin or Suunto chest strap HRM, that it’s accurate. Some of Polar’s marketing literature states increased accuracy over the previous H7 model. The H7 has historically been used by Sports Labs as a HRM-of-choice due…