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Category: Coaching

Setting your Heart Rate Zones

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 […]

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Understanding Maximum Heart Rate (MaxHR)

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 […]

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Muscular Endurance – Running

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.

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Open For Business!

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 […]

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Runners S&C (fb) 30 Minutes

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 😉 

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Time For An Exercise Snack? #StayInWorkOut

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 […]

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Strength & Conditioning for Runners

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:

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Shock report concerning UK children

According to a recent report by The Daily Mash, children across the UK are physically fit but talking in working-class accents!

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Day 8 – Corona Mountain Goat Challenge

Into the last weekend, as we round out the race over the final six days. Have the restrictions on our normal lives finally broken our goats? With less sun and a fresh (read cold) wind in places they could be forgiven for hiding at the back of their shelters today. They have done so well…Surely […]

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Mini Challenge 2 – Goat and Wolves

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 […]

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