How to balance life, work and training

How to balance life, work and training

High-powered CEO and serial ultrarunner Jakob Bloch is this week’s guest on the 33Fuel podcast. In this interview, Jakob explains how to balance life, work and training and shares tips on how you can squeeze more into your days

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The CEO of a headhunting and knowledge firm, Jakob Bloch has a very serious ultrarunning habit. He competes with impressive regularity given his work and family commitments. Based in the UK, he travels frequently to Asia spending weeks each year jet-lagged and with disrupted routines.

But he doesn’t partake in ultras to just make up the numbers – he’s very competitive, most recently bagging 7th overall at the Vermont 100.

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For me, it’s a matter of understanding what impact different run distances have on you. I know what length run will wipe me out and which will give me an energy boost.

An energy booster, if you’re tight for time, is a fast 5km or if you’ve time, it’s a fast(ish) 10km. Those are distances and intensities that give me an energy boost.

If I want to be tired, I need to get to the half marathon distance, which may be an urban run in Singapore for example before work. Anything between 16-25km will normally have a god jet-lag equalising effect and help me go to sleep and wake up relatively adjusted time-wise.

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