It goes without saying that running with a partner, or a group, provides more benefits than repercussions, yet it is not exactly a necessity for you to become a talented athlete. It is okay to run alone, casual runners may even prefer it to running with a partner, and sometimes running with your headphones in… Read More Try not to run alone…
Whether you are a novice to running, or a seasoned professional, acquiring blisters is unfortunately an inevitable annoyance we all have to endure. They can come about due to many a reason: your shoes being too old, or too new, or breaking in new spikes, hot weather, new terrain or a pair of unsuitable socks.… Read More Take Blisters Seriously…
As a distance runner, it is common knowledge that to get fitter, you need to run more and more miles. And this is completely true, how are you supposed to run a Half Marathon if you don’t run more than 13.1 miles a week? You would struggle. Now, where the majority of runners go wrong… Read More Why every runner should include speed work..
We can all be motivated runners; waking up early every day, eating clean, foam rolling and stretching whenever we get the chance… That’s how we get fit, run personal bests and lose weight. But what do you do when you wake up and you just don’t want to run that day? You want to go… Read More Motivation – A runners worst enemy?
Can you call yourself a runner if you haven’t been injured? Yes, maybe, but perhaps it shows you have never stepped out of your comfort zone to get fitter and faster – that or you’re extremely smart with your training. All injuries, whether it be a sprained ankle or a stress fracture, can cause upsets… Read More Coming back from injury..
The other day I was set a track session, a fairly small and simple session of 2 sets of 3x500m, with a 300m jog recovery in between each rep, and a 6 minute rest between sets. Simple, right? Yes it was rather, however the reps had to be done at your ‘target’ 1500m time, my… Read More Temporary suffering for long term gains..
Buying running shoes seems to get more and more expensive every time you do so; the brand of shoe you’re used to have come up with some ‘super light weight cushioned sole’ that they will bet their graves that every runner needs and should never be without ever again. Well, that’s great, maybe a new… Read More When should you buy a new pair of shoes?
Most would state that changing ones foot strike can dramatically change ones athletic ability is a far fetched proposition. which in hindsight it may be, but answer me this… When you are watching the Olympics, do you see any athletes landing heel first? I would give you all my worth if you do, and there… Read More The beauty of the forefoot strike..
There can be many a way to tackle the penultimate week before a race – whether it be a local Parkrun or the London Marathon, there are things you can do to increase your performance. Several points are fairly easy to understand, for example, sleeping well (8 hours or more per night) and eating healthily… Read More The week before your race..
Core training can often be overlooked when it comes to running, yet it may be one of the key ingredients when it comes to being successful. It is true that you can get in very good shape – both aesthetically and physically – from running alone, and progressing your running in terms of endurance and… Read More The importance of training your core..