Here’s a selection of spreadsheets and other resources that I’ve shared on the blog at one time of another:

Diet tools

– IIFYM and Renaissance Diet Calculator

This post explains how the IIFYM and Renaissance Diet calculator works. It’s a great tool for determining your macronutrient targets based on your body goals. It can also be used to split your daily targets down to meal targets – hardcore.

IIFYM and Renaissance Diet calculator


Running Tools

– FIRST Training Plans

Based on the book Run Less, Run Faster which clearly sounds too good to be true.

This spreadsheet tool allows you to draw up your own marathon and half marathon training plans based on the principles in the book and the FIRST training methodology. I have expanded the training paces to enable the slower runner (like me) to be able to stay the course.

FIRST Personalised Training Plan

– Blister Avoidance

This post includes a video explaining how I tape my feet for long distance events in order to avoid blisters. It’s proved to be an excellent way to keep the feet healthy and pain free.

How to Tape Your Feet for Blister Prevention

– How to make a Cool Impossible Slant Board

This has proved to be one of my most popular blog posts. It was inspired by Eric Orton’s book The Cool Impossible and shows you how to make a slant board that you can use to follow the strength building exercises in the book.

How to make a Cool Impossible Slant Board

Planning Tools

– Achieve the impossible dashboard

This tool is based on the book Achieve the Impossible by Greg Whyte. The book is designed to help you plan and achieve amazing physical challenges and this dashboard uses the same principles to monitor your progress.

Achieve the Impossible Dashboard