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..
Warming up is probably every athletes weakest area, which can result in a lot of injuries. To decipher what deems a Warm Up ‘proper’ is to split it up into 3 key elements – regardless of what sport you do – which are: Pulse raiser, stretching, sports specific. For running, it is very easy to… Read More Warm up properly..
Love it, hate it, it doesn’t matter. If you love your running then your foam roller will become your best friend eventually, like it or not. The essential feature of ‘prehab’ that every runner needs is to roll out their muscles on a tough piece of foam. It’s a tough love kind of relationship; it… Read More Love your foam roller..
Aching knees? Tight calves? A little bit of shin pain? Maybe your body is trying to tell you something. As we all know, the majority of injuries start off as what can only be described as ‘niggles’ – especially when it comes to running. These ‘niggles’ can be aches, tightness and sharp pains, which can… Read More Listen to your body..
After two months of medical problems, I returned to the track today to do my first session in five weeks. The session in question was rather simple, just 10 x 400m reps off 60 second recovery. This time last year I could complete each rep comfortably in 63/62 and still muster up enough energy to… Read More How to approach your first session..