A very important and often neglected aspect of training and racing is post run recovery. When doing high quality sessions and long runs of over 2 hours, a good recovery routine becomes crucial for ensuring you are good to go for your next session. Fitness gains happen during the recovery process when the body rebuilds … Read more Recovery for Endurance Runners
Many Western Cape runners who have not yet qualified for the Two Oceans ultra marathon or, are looking for a nice long training run, will be either tackling this Sunday’s Peninsula marathon or the popular “downhill” Cango Caves marathon at the end of the month. These are both great events to do as a qualifier … Read more Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – Tapering for and recovering from your qualifying marathon
If I ran races the way I read books then I would be a serial DNF! One thing I can get to the end of though, is a good running book. I am after all a runner and not a literary, something my high school English teacher made a peace with very early on. If … Read more Good Running Reads
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. For them there are no two questions that the weekend long run is a good idea. It is a simple equation, to … Read more Going Long to Go Fast
One of the stock standard sessions that you will find on every distance running training programme, whether it be for 5 hour marathoners or Kenyans, is the weekend long run. More commonly known as LSD (“Long Slow Distance” for those new to the lingo), this staple training session has numerous physiological and psychological benefits (which … Read more Hack Your Long Run
THE GOOD Cross training potentially has the following benefits for runners: Variety in training prevents boredom and will help you to stick to a consistent exercise routine Rejuvenating your enthusiasm for running (absence makes the heart grow fonder!) There are some recovery benefits to using non-running muscles while still getting the blood flowing and a … Read more The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Cross Training
With the holiday over and training time decreasing with new work commitments and back to school madness, it can be very challenging to stay on track with your training. With only 12 weeks to go to the big day, it is time to start getting down to the serious work and training lost now will have a big … Read more Two Oceans 2015 – Stay on Track!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PERSONALIZED COACHING? The training is designed specifically according to your training goals, training history and current training capacity Your training week is structured around your work and family commitments A coach is someone to challenge you; listen to you talking about training, work, time management, power, heart rate, splits. If … Read more Why get a coach?