Do you wish to run faster? Well here are a few easy drills to help you.
If you are looking to run faster, or to be able to manage a sprint finish then just running alone will not do it. Along with strength and conditioning exercises such as squats, lunges and dead lifts, you can also do specific speed drills. These speed drills can be performed as a stand alone session…Read More
Do you want to be a stronger runner? Then its time work your calves
The calves are often over looked by runners, they may get stretched or foam rolled from time to time but that is it. Runners who do strength train will often work on their core, upper body and upper leg strength such as squats and lunges. But again they will skip their calves. You have 2…Read More
Become a stronger runner on the trails by strengthening your feet.
We are now well in to the trail running season and the trails are going to get muddy and slippery or hard and bumpy. Trail running is really tough on the feet and ankles and this is magnified if you have any weakness in the ankles. Use these exercises to strengthen your feet and ankles,…Read More
TOP 10 Tips for RECOVERING after a run.
Runners plan their runs, the clothes, the route, the training aim, however it is also good to have some kind of plan for your recovery. If you do a few of these things after a run, you will get in to a routine of doing them and they should help you to recover better. Finish…Read More
TOP 10 TIPS for Winter Running
Autumn is here and I am afraid that this means that winter is around the corner. Currently it is still mild and I find that I am hot running in a t shirt. How ever I am writing this blog in anticipation that we might get an old fashioned cold dry winter rather than a…Read More
Do you like brightly coloured tape?
Having looked over the relatively easy topics such as foam rolling and ice baths, now comes the time for the slightly harder conversation but I am keeping it simple. This blog is all about the brightly coloured tape called Kinesiology Tape or K tape for short. K Tape (KT) started with elite athletes wearing it…Read More
Foam rollers:Do you love them or hate them?
Foam rollers have become the must have recovery tool over the last few years. IN fact they are so popular that you can often pick one up in the supermarket along with you fruit and veg. But the big question is do you use one regularly? Or did you buy one and use it for…Read More
Does cold water help after exercise?
This morning after teaching double Aquafit I went for a dip in the sea because I was soo hot. Someone asked me does cold water actually help after exercise? This question got me thinking because I know that ice is important for reducing inflammation after an injury (Pour et al, 2011). But does cold water…Read More
THE ROAD BACK TO RUNNING: July with a smile?
I feel that I can look back on the month of July with a smile, although it seemed a really long month. July saw me complete my first cycle event since 2007 I want to say. This month I was allowed to start bounding in the park and also it saw the start of couch…Read More
THE ROAD BACK TO RUNNING: June saw the internal battle
This month has been a battle with myself and having to be honest with myself. Weirdly enough these battles have been fought out whilst riding my bike, once I have enjoyed the scenery, seen the cows and have complained about drivers or pedestrians I then think. I have hit the famous 6-8 week no man’s…Read More