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Category: Coaching

Motivated To Run?

This evening I went for a run. ‘So what’ you rightly think. On my own. Again, you are less than stunned by this revelation. But today I spent most of the day completely uninterested in the idea of running… Until about five minutes before stepping outside ‘to get on with it’. All of which made […]

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Understanding Energy Systems

This post serves as a brief introduction to an aspect of how the body produces muscular power, but specifically looking at the traits of the three energy systems that convert different “fuels” into “energy”. Key Points: Our body has three different energy systems They are all active simultaneously Only one energy system is dominant at […]

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Organising your training week

When you are first starting out on a fitness, or running programme, establishing a “training habit” and building base fitness is key. Typically someone just starting (or returning from long term injury) would train three times a week and avoid doing so on consecutive days. With seven days in the week this presents no really […]

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TrainingPeaks Premium

A few days back I wrote a post briefly describing the TrainingPeaks platform and some of the reasons to consider using it. As part of my online coaching programmes, I provide a premium athlete account included within the fee, and I now use it as my preferred coaching platform. Not having used a basic account […]

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TrainingPeaks – Why Use It?

When it comes to logging, tracking and sharing “training data” there really are no shortage of options! As you might expect they all offer a slightly different focus and therefore provide you with different value. For many people, it is about building the right “eco-system” of apps and software. This post offers you my thoughts […]

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It’s just an elastic band… Home workouts that really work.

Who would have thought that something as innocent as an elastic band could possibly make an exercise so hard. Having put together a short(ish) home workout session yesterday morning, and now feeling some proper DOMS a day later, I can tell you there is nothing easy about resistance bands!  Happy to share the set with […]

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Standing by Principles

On Saturday 31st October you will all be aware that the Government announced more stringent measures to try and arrest the accelerated spread of Coronvirus in England. In light of this I wanted to provide a brief update on the changes I will be making as a result.

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Another Coaching Certificate!

In addition to studying for my L2 Nutrition Certificate, one of my other lockdown projects was to upgrade my “Coach in Run Fitness” to qualifying as an “Event Group Coach” with England Athletic. Having started studying back in April (what I thought might take six weeks) turned out to be A LOT more in-depth… But […]

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New Running Programmes Aug / Sept

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 […]

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Legs & Core Combo

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. 

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