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The longer an athletics career continues the more difficult motivation can become. The ability and desire to do the training can wane especially during inclement weather. Achievable goals need to be set and worked towards. Small steps in the direction of the ultimate. Records Motivate Muskett

Val Muskett knows about small steps, her little legs do many of them during a race.

On October the 2nd Sri Chinmoy had organised the 13th running of the 6, 12, 24 hour Track Races on the Sovereign Stadium, Auckland for athletes who wanted to find out just how much they could achieve.

Otago’s Val Muskett for once had entered a short race; the 12 hour had attracted her. But she had an ulterior motive.

Earlier in the year Andy Milroy, British Ultra statistician, had released an updated list of Ultra records that contained the World Age group records. Val being an avid reader checked them out and realised that some where in reach. A good 100k at Taupo on the road strengthened her determination to try to bring the track records to New Zealand from France and the USA.

As these were track records Val had to once again become a track athlete. Every Wednesday the 56 year old could be seen running around and around the Cally track in Dunedin whilst much younger athletes went through their sprinting drills and exercises. more...

New Age Grade tables for 2010

A major contribution of masters athletics was the introduction of the Age-Graded Tables, a set of "age factors" and "age standards" that, when multiplied by a time or distance, allow athletes of any age and event to compare their performances with more...

Fast or slow twitch Muscles

Skeletal muscle is the most abundant tissue in the human body and also one of the most adaptable. Vigorous training with weights can double or triple a muscle�s size, whereas disuse, as in space travel, can shrink it by 20 percent in two weeks. The many biochanical and biochemical phenomena behind these adaptations are enormously complex, but decades of research have built up a reasonably complete picture of how muscles respond to athletic training. more...

Indoor Running

Firstly,congrats to Peter Crombie for his recent efforts in the U.S. indoors masters. I'm guessing from his results...

1.the indoors tracks are really responsive for the 60 metres more...
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