Resident runner and Hoka advocate, Roger Hanney shares some insights on what it takes to get the body through a Grand Slam, as well as a routine of excellent core exercises for athletes that you probably haven’t seen.

run, eat, sleep, run.

It’s been an odd year so far. Have never done so much running, but at the same time so little racing. Even with the benefit of large altitude training blocks, the focus has been on improving and maintaining endurance for our desert races.  North Face 100 in May was meant to be the release for the pressure inside, that need to just get out on a great course and compete solo to my limit. Unfortunately, rookie insulin errors leading up to the race start and in the first couple of hours made sure that limit was a lot lower and less comfortable than it should have been throughout the day.

We’ve just received our patches for the Sahara Race in the past 24 hours and it really brings home what lies right in front of us. October 28, we’ll be hitting the soft sands of the world’s hottest…

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