Author Archives: Coach Kathleen

About Coach Kathleen

Coaching since 2004, I have coached both young and old athletes from those achieving provincial and national medals in track, biathlon and cross country to runners running their first ever half marathon or marathon. I am a specialist in youth coaching and my coaching philosophy is to not only help each athlete achieve their best with their athletic talent but to guide each athlete in developing character and transforming their lives beyond the track. As an athlete I have competed at high levels across all the running disciplines, track, road, cross country and trail running as well as internationally in triathlon. I have a personal best of 2 hours 45 min for the marathon and have twice been part of the winning ladies team in the AfricanX trail race. Qualifications IAAF Athletics Lecturer Level II Distance Running Coach SAQ Fundamental Movement Certificate ACE Certified Personal Traininer Personal Running Performances

Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 8/12 – Time to Knuckle Down

Race day is so close now you can smell the sweet scent of taper. Just two more weeks of digging deep! Keep moving! At this stage of your preparation there are two dangers: Firstly – Losing momentum: You might find … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 7/12 – The Final Long Runs

As we enter the final 6 weeks of preparation, the question many are asking is, when must my last big long run be, and how far? Firstly, if you are doing one of the final qualifying races this upcoming weekend … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 6/12 – Cruise the Hills Like a Kenyan

The “H” word is one word that you will hear repeatedly muttered (often preceded with adjectives that are not appropriate for a family friendly blog), by every runner preparing for Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, whether back, middle or front of … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Tips 5/12 – Small Things

Your training should be in full swing by now and with only 8 weeks to go until race day this is not the time for making big changes to your training, running style or gear. The most important now is … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 4/12 – Because You Can

With the weekly mileage piling on thick now, while at the same time work and family commitments are not becoming any less, it is easy to get so weighed down by pressure of needing to train for an event that … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 3/12 – Post Long Run Recovery

A workout is only as good as your recovery.  With only 10 weeks to go runners will be getting into those long long weekend runs. Ensuring you follow a good recovery plan post workout is essential for maximum endurance gains … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 2/12 – Train Your Race Nutrition

A Ferrari and a Beetle both run out of fuel halfway through a race, which one is going to win? From the best athletes in the world to back of the packers, probably the worst thing that can go wrong … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips – 1/12 Avoiding the Cramming Fallout

Your primary goal for success is to arrive at the start line healthy, strong and injury free. Continue reading

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Secret Reflections

The not surprising find is that the secrets remain the simple steps repeated consistently over time. Simple running, high running! Continue reading

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Gear Review: Patagonia W’s Nine Trail Shorts

As someone who practically lives in running gear I am always curious when a new brand makes an appearance. One such brand recently launched in Cape Town is Patagonia, available exclusively at Gone. Outdoor.  I have always preferred the classic … Continue reading

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