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
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 goal distance weekend after weekend, hoping that one day times will improve. There will possibly … Read more TRAINING FOR DUMMIES – RULE #5
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 you, the runner. You can train exactly like Eliud Kipchoge, but you will never be … Read more TRAINING FOR DUMMIES – RULE #4
A house is built from the foundation up not from the roof down.
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 novices! Now that the admin is out the way, it is time to get your … Read more You Won the Two Oceans Lotto! Now what?