The Superman Feeling at the start line – Tapering for VMM

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 | No Comments
The Superman Feeling at the start line – Tapering for VMM

There is about a month to VMM – and hopefully, training has gone well, you have done varied training, with lots of slow runs, some fast runs, some intervals and some long runs ready for your VMM distance. Tapering is now the most important thing to succeed on race day and get the most out […]

Training Tips: Avoiding injury for newbies

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 | No Comments
Training Tips: Avoiding injury for newbies

We know that for a lot of people VMM 10k and 15k will be the first experience of racing. Therefore this month Simon Grimstrup took some time out from his guiding in Tanzania to look at how newbies can avoid running into an injury. I’m writing this month’s training tips in Tanzania where I have […]

Training by Heart Rate – A Beginner’s Guide by Simon Grimstrup

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 | No Comments
Training by Heart Rate – A Beginner’s Guide by Simon Grimstrup

Training with heart rate can be a great tool to make your training more efficient. It can also give you a better understanding of your training, yourself as a person and how daily life affects you. As a coach of trail runners, I use my athletes’ heart rates a lot. Without it, it can be […]

Learn from experience – Speed up your progress

Posted by on May 29, 2018 | No Comments
Learn from experience – Speed up your progress

Many runners are now between major trail race targets with VJM behind them and VMM ahead. Therefore our resident coach, Simon Grimstrup, takes a look at how to capitalise on your experience and improve ready for the next time you pin a number on. Simon on the VJM trails If you have recently done a […]

Training Tips: Training Guidelines for Success

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 | No Comments
Training Tips: Training Guidelines for Success

This month’s training tips come from David Greenfield Master Trainer of California Fitness and Yoga, former national triathlete, bike fitter and much more besides. Vietnam Jungle Marathon is coming closer so it’s time to wake up in the mornings and try this workout to get ready for the challenge of the year! These training guidelines […]

Training Tips – Hill Training in the Flatlands

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 | No Comments
Training Tips – Hill Training in the Flatlands

Last month we had a question from Hanoi’s Sole Sisters run group about how to train for the hills when living in a flat city like Hanoi. Here our resident coach, Simon Grimstrup, gives his top tips. Photo: Simon running a downhill which is part of the VJM course The first and most important thing […]

Training – Developing Trail Speed

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 | No Comments
Training – Developing Trail Speed

Simon Grimstrup is a champion ultra runner and part of the team here at Topas Travel. As our resident coach he’ll be bringing you trail tips every month. Simon will also be joining David at VJM to help manage the race, so many of you will meet him there. Photo: Simon testing the trails of […]