Cape Town, South Africa
Coach Kathleen
Try this 3 balloon cue on your next run
By Coach Kathleen | |
Two simple adjustments you can make to your running that will help make your stride lighter, quicker and your running more effortless are: to lift out of your hips and to keep your head up.
The Benefits of Cow’s Milk for Recovery
By Coach Kathleen | |
Why all running clubs should have cow’s milk on the pub menu.
Marathon Panic Training
By Coach Kathleen | |
They say there is always something new to learn, and this past Sunday I learnt about a whole new type of marathon training during my local running club's LSD – PANIC TRAINING!
The Super Powers of Sleep
By Coach Kathleen | |
Superfoods, supershoes, superfuel, super workouts and super recovery gadgets have all become the rage over the past decade as over stressed, time constrained weekend warriors try to find that elite performance edge.
The Running Paradox
By Coach Kathleen | |
Paradox: a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics: Examples: - Running is fun. - That was such an awesome race, my muscles were crying.
Running Form Essentials
By Coach Kathleen | |
Information on running form can leave one feeling insecure and confused about how you run. To help you I have summarized the basic essentials to pay attention to in the infographic below. Don't over think it, pay attention to your body and think "run easy".
Speed Training for Beginners Part 3 – Sample Workouts
By Coach Kathleen | |
In part 3 of our series on speed training for beginners, I give sample workouts for each type of speed training mentioned in part 2. For each type I give a beginner, intermediate and advanced workout.
Speed Training for Beginners Part 2 – Types of Speedwork
By Coach Kathleen | |
Part two discusses the various types of sessions you can do to get faster. I always find hills and fartleks the safest and most fun to start out with.
Speed Training for Beginners Part 1 – Priming
By Coach Kathleen | |
Welcome to this three part series on speed workouts for beginners. I will be giving you useful information to get you going safely with speedwork and to keep you going, onwards and upwards. -Part 1 - Priming the body for faster work. -Part 2 - Different types of speed sessions. -Part 3 - Sample workouts for beginners.
Get faster with these hill workouts
By Coach Kathleen | |
Hills are in my personal opinion the best go to for improving speed. They are relatively safe as the incline keeps you from sprinting too fast and together with speed they also improve leg strength and running form (both important contributors to speed).
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