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SPEED TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS – PART 2

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 … Continue reading

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SPEED TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS – PART 1

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 … Continue reading

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Marathon Nutrition in 12 Easy Steps

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 … Continue reading

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TRAINING FOR DUMMIES – RULE #5

GOAL + STRATEGY = SUCCESS Many regular club runners approach me wanting to improve their times over longer distances like the half marathon and marathon. The common approach is a hit and miss approach which involves hammering away at the … Continue reading

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TRAINING FOR DUMMIES – RULE #4

THE BEST TRAINING = THE BEST TRAINING FOR YOU We are taught from a young age that we are each unique. Unique personality, unique looks, unique physiology, unique minds. There is no one like you! And the same comes to … Continue reading

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TRAINING FOR DUMMIES – RULE #3

Your body will adapt to what you ask it to do most often. Sit on the couch often, and you will start looking and feeling like a couch potato. Run often and you will start looking and feeling more and more like a runner (and less like a potato!). Continue reading

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TRAINING FOR DUMMIES – RULE #2

TRAINING DAYS – LAZY DAYS = FITNESS IMPROVEMENT Continue reading

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TRAINING FOR DUMMIES – RULE #1

CHALLENGING TRAINING + RECOVERY = IMPROVED FITNESS Continue reading

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How to Select a Training Plan

A house is built from the foundation up not from the roof down. Continue reading

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You Won the Two Oceans Lotto! Now what?

For many the long wait to hear if they are one of the lucky winners of a 2020 Two Oceans Ultra or Half Marathon entry is finally over. Congratulations to those who are in! And a special welcome to the … Continue reading

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