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..
As the 2018 track season gets underway, many international and collegiate athletes headed the Stanford yesterday to try and blow out the ‘winter cobwebs’. With many stellar performances over the sprints and hurdles, with athletes opening up there seasons well, the stories of the evening belonged to the middle distance events. With Section One of… Read More 17 year old upsets Olympians.. Payton Jordan Invitational re-cap
As our faith in the IAAF started to return, due to the acts of Sebastian Coe and WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) coming down hard on the drug ‘cheats’ of the sport, discussing longer bans and more intense drug testing regimes, the sport took has taken a huge hit, as Asbel Kiprop recently tested positive for… Read More Can we trust our sport? Kiprop facing drug allegations..
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..
After winning two Olympic Gold medals and three World Championship Gold medals, not all of the world are on her side, despite her dominance. Is she breaking world records? No. Are there people close to her? Yes. She is arguably the most dominant figure in female middle distance running at the moment, with her lighting… Read More The Caster Semenya debate..
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..
Think you can run fast for seven and a half laps of the track? Maybe you can. Think you can run fast for seven and a half laps of the track whilst clearing 28 solid barriers and 7 water jumps? Maybe you still can. Think you can run fast for seven and a half laps… Read More Inspirational Athlete.. Evan Jager (3000m SC)
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..