Inspired by the weather to get moving and be active? Feeling motivated to perhaps start running? Or maybe you already run but have your sights set on a longer distance or smashing that Personal Best? Where ever you are in your ‘running thoughts’, you will find a programme here to suit you. Plenty of Summer time weather left, so what are you waiting for!!
Nothing too fancy or complicated – I put this together for myself to do at home with minimal kit. If you fancy having a go you can freely download the attached PDF which has instructions for each exercise.
In my last post I looked at how you could calculate your maximum heart rate, a brief look at the theory behind why you might wish to know it and some of the practical considerations to be aware of. However simply knowing the number is of little value unless you can use it within your training plans and perhaps include it in your battery of “Fitness Markers”.
In this post I take a look at Heart Rate Zones, why they exist and suggest a model you might chose to use for yourself.
Perhaps you have just acquired your first fitness tracker, or maybe you have decided that it’s time to use more of the data that you have been “wearing” for some time. Or maybe you have been hearing a lot about “Heart Rate Based Training”, but not quite sure where to start?
In this post I will look at the precursor of Heart Rate Zones and that is to determine your Maximum Heart Rate and to suggest a slightly more accurate way to calculate it.
For an endurance runner (which would be anyone that runs 5k or longer, building muscular endurance is one of the fundamental levers associated with improving performance. If you are looking for something a little more imaginative to include in your weekly training schedule, you might like to experiment with this set.
Pleased to say that from the 13th May I will be resuming one to one Coaching Services for both Runners and for people seeking help with General Fitness. As you can imagine, in order to comply with current Government guidelines, there will be some modifications to the format of services that I can offer. But if you are in need of some motivation to help with your running or fitness, then read on immediately…
I fully appreciate that the Internet is currently full of everyone and their dog throwing workouts at you! However, I thought I would share one that I wrote for myself and used this evening. No really, you are welcome 😉
I too would have thought the exact same thing… “Does he mean flapjack?” or “Is this about gels on a bike” or even what would you have for breakfast before a run? But in fact none of the above. Exercise Snacks are nothing to do with food, but could provide a bit of a boost to to your daily exercise schedule. Especially during lockdown.
This set requires virtually no equipment and therefore is ideally suited to being done at home particularly now whilst we are all stuck indoors during lockdown. Principally a “leg” set, but also builds core strength and stability. Therefore well suited to runners or indeed cyclists. Some points to note:
Transform yourselves into a pack of Wolves for mini challenge #2. A virtual variation on Hare and Hounds, our guest goat (not one of your number…) has set a course and your task is to be the first Wolf to catch him by replicating the course that the old goat has set… As closely as possible. Let me elaborate…