24 of The Best Training Tips

Over December I put out 24 holiday training tips in the build up to Christmas. These summarize almost all the basics you need to know whether beginner or experienced. Here I have listed them all together for you so you as a reminder and to help you keep moving forwards towards those running dreams! I have also added links to blogs that expand on the tip.
This is a good list to print out and stick on the fridge ;-).

Over December I put out 24 holiday training tips in the build up to Christmas. These summarize almost all the basics you need to know whether beginner or experienced. Here I have listed them all together for you so you as a reminder and to help you keep moving forwards towards those running dreams! I have also added links to blogs that expand on the tip.
This is a good list to print out and stick on the fridge ;-).
  • Learn to breath with your diaphragm. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/breathing-basics-for-runners/
  • Follow the 3 balloon cue. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/the-3-balloon-cue/
  • The most important training session you can do is called "CONSISTENCY"
  • The best running shoe for you is usually the one that feels the most unrestricting and comfortable when you run. 
  • Go long and slow to go fast. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/going-long-to-go-fast/
  • For your running to improve you need to regularly go beyond your comfort zone. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/training-laws-1/
  • Dirt is good.
  • Take care of your feet.
  • Look ahead of you when running up hills.
  • As long as you are running you are running. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/when-you-dont-have-time-to-run-run/
  • Training needs to be specific to the outcome you want to achieve. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/training-laws-3/
  • Ditch the gadgets. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/go-on-a-device-fast/
  • Carbs are king. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/nutrition-simple/
  • Sleep is your best recovery strategy and it is FREE! Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/the-super-powers-of-sleep/
  • The gains happen during recovery. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/why-recovery-matters/
  • Rehydrate, refuel, repair. Recovery 101.
  • You can't go wrong with hills. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/hill-workouts/
  • Monitor your waking heart rate to get an early warning sign of overtraining or illness.
  • Invest long term and reap great rewards. 
  • Make time before time begins.
  • Your body will adapt to what you ask it to do most often. Check out: https://active4life.co.za/blog/the-accidental-experiment-what-you-train-is-what-you-get/
  • Try this on your next run: Think of stepping quickly over your ankles.
  • Don't be stingy when it comes to buying running shoes. You will save $$ in the long run.
  • It's not something we do, it's who we are.

Onwards and upwards!


Coach Kathleen

Professional running coach

Cape Town, South Africa