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Coaching Running

Beginner’s Guide to Running Faster

If you are new to running, you may feel overwhelmed by all of the various advice and complicated training “programmes”… When all you want to do is run a little faster, maybe a little further, and enjoy your running! Here is a simple guide to help you run a little faster. Enjoy!

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Coaching Running

Runners Plateau, break through Zone 3

Struggling to improve your run performance despite consistent and varied training sessions? The only thing that is increasing is your constant fatigue… Whilst your performance and your motivation are heading south. The chances are you are ending up in the grey area; otherwise known as zone 3 wilderness. How do you get out of this […]

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Running Strength & Conditioning

Shin Splints, what you need to know.

Shin Splints, or more correctly Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), is a very common running related ailment and particularly common in newer runners but not exclusively. Before applying the information in this blog post, be aware that the information is general and therefore may or may not be appropriate for you. Also, there are other […]

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Coaching Running

New to running? How to get started

You’re considering putting on your running shoes for the first time in ages (if ever!) and perhaps following one of the million or so “Couch 2 5k” apps. Good idea! Running offers many physical and emotional benefits. But of course, you want to make sure you get off to the best start, so that you […]

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Coaching Cycling Running Triathlon

Why Do I Get a Stitch?

This üst surely rank in the top five questions that I get asked each week. And yet, infuriatingly, I can never answer it properly and have to concede that I really don’t know. Of course there is nothing wrong with not knowing, but given it is asked so frequently you would think I would have […]

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Running

How to Get Back Into Running

We all know that for many of us not running (even when injured) is just not something we “do”. Not saying it is right, but we all know that is the reality! But sometimes we DO stop running… We might burn out and effectively be mentally “injured” or we develop a an injury that is […]

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Running

Beginners Guide to Running

Thinking of taking up running? There are many reasons to do this and during the recent COViD lockdowns it was one of the most popular new ‘hobbies’ that people discovered. In this post you will find some ideas and suggestions to set you off in the right direction…

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Coaching Running

How Run Fit Are You?

As an Endurance Runner (you participate in in distances longer than 3,000m) you are likely to have a keen interest in measuring and improving your run specific fitness. You also already know that comparing yourself to others in not the way to go! You will probably have your favourite way to measure your performance. This […]

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Coaching Running

Surviving hey fever for runners

The last few weeks have been absolutely gorgeous here in the U.K. And I am sure that we have all been getting out there (smothered in sunblock) to enjoy some warm weather running. Maybe too hot for some? But if you are a hey fever sufferer then you might have been suffering particularly badly, with […]

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Coaching Cycling Running

Strength Training for runners & cyclists : pros & cons

There is little doubt that Strength & Conditioning workouts are very much in vogue with runners and cyclists. But, as Endurance athletes, it might actually be counter productive to spend time in the gym? As with all things fitness there is no single definitive answer, so in this post I will discuss some considerations and […]