Getting results from training is all about managing stress and recovery. Read more on that here. Therefore, as a coach, I like to prescribe easy runs (which should make up 80-90% of your weekly training) in time, rather than distance. I also never give a prescribed pace for these runs, but rather an “effort” rating. … Read more WHY TRAINING FOR TIME AND NOT DISTANCE IS A GOOD THING
Maximize what is good rather than cutting out what is bad.
It is the simple things done repeatedly well that bring long term success.
Marathon and ultra-distance runners can regularly be found out on the roads at the crack of dawn on weekends, diligently putting in their “time on your feet” as they log the weekly LSD (Long Slow Distance). For them there are no two questions that the weekend long run is a good idea. It is a … Read more 5 Great Benefits of the Long Run
No human is limited ~ Eliud Kipchoge
If you have been doing the Speed work priming in part one of this blog for a few weeks and are feeling comfortable going a little faster than usual and are injury free, then you are ready to start including some faster sessions into your training week. Below I provide four different types of speed … Read more SPEED TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS – PART 2
Almost every runner reaches the point where they are comfortable covering a certain distance, maybe a 5k or a 10k, and are now wondering how can they get a little faster. Throw the question out in the average club setting and the immediate response will be “you need to do speed work”. Now for the … Read more SPEED TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS – PART 1
When running a marathon you are not only faced with the challenge of covering a substantial distance, but also ensuring adequate intake of energy and fluids to offset the losses. The gains from getting your fueling strategy spot on are big, and the losses from getting it wrong, are devastating. The challenges faced by many … Read more Marathon Nutrition in 12 Easy Steps