Brian Duffy

Posts by Brian Duffy for Brian's Blog:

Weight and Outdoor Activities - A Measuring Stick

Interested in running a 5K, 10K, half marathon, a marathon or longer distances? What should your target weight be? The best guidance seems to be the Stillman height/weight formula relied on by many coaches. This formula was developed for feet and inch measurements and is best calculated on this basis. The formula is calculated as follows:Males - first 5 feet of height allow 110 lbs/50 kg, then add 5.5 lbs/2.5 kg per inch above 5 feet;Females - first 5 feet of height allow 100 lbs/45 kg, then add 5.0 lbs/2.25 kg per inch above 5 feet;The formula is for non-active individuals... Read More

Training Outdoors

Unless you are a professional sportsperson, or retired, then you have to fit training in around work. There are usually two options – early morning or late afternoons/evenings. My strong preference is early mornings but in the summer I occasionally head off into the Waitakere’s for a trail run, often finished under head torch, or perhaps a short cycle around the streets. Sometimes it is kayak fishing out around Bean Rock. Read More