Time to be smart
In Sport section of The Daily Telegraph on Friday 18th May 2018 I read an article by their chief sports writer Oliver Brown in which he discusses the older Sportsman. Such as Gianluigi Buffon who recently played his last football match for Juventus at the age of 40 and golfer Phil Mickelson who is still…Read More
If you want to get faster then maybe it is time to slow down.
I was introduced to a relatively new concept in training by a fellow runner. I had kind of heard about it before but I had not really looked in to it. Over the years I have heard people using this concept and having success with it. So what is the concept? Well is the all…Read More
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
Are you stuck in a distance rut? Here is how to pull yourself out of it.
All us runners get stuck in a distance rut from time to time and it can be hard to increase the mileage. Maybe you have completed a couch to 5 km and are running 5 km regularly but you can’t seem to go further than 5 km. Or perhaps you have booked yourself in for…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
THE ROAD BACK TO RUNNING-September, the month of firsts.
Well what can I say about September except woop woop woop. However writing this is hard, I found it much easier to write this diary when things are not going well. But I can not do that this month as this month has been great. I guess I find it hard to be positive about…Read More
Do you like to be squeezed?
During September we have looked at ice baths, stretching, foam rolling AND NOW it is the turn of compression clothing to be put under the spotlight. I am talking CC such as short or long tights and not necessarily calf guards as these could be a separate topic. Just like with ice baths and foam…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
Now is a perfect time for a debrief of the year so far
Most runners wait until the end of the year to do a review of their running for the year just gone. However now at the end of the summer, this is a great opportunity for a review. This is because you can better plan your autumn training if you know what works for you. It…Read More
Do you use a bog standard training plan? Well create your own, its easy with these 10 tips.
It may only be August but this is the perfect time to thinking about designing your own training plan. Whether this plan is for an autumn race or just general training. Yes there are many training plans on the internet, however it is very satisfying to create your own as you know your weekly schedule…Read More