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
No human is limited ~ Eliud Kipchoge
Running per se has often unfairly got the blame for many injuries. Yes, the injury might have occurred while running, but lets get real, there are not too many injuries you can suffer while sitting on the couch.
Hill training is known as being very good for developing good running form and efficiency, however I have seen many runners training hills with inefficient form. We know the saying, Practice makes permanent, so while hill running does encourage good form, it is not automatic and runners still need to concentrate on making sure they … Read more Hill Running Form
Most runners do not take long before they are addicted to the infamous “Runners High” and quickly fall into a steady pattern of run, repeat, run, repeat… Sounds pretty good, commendable in fact. Is there a problem? Speak to any running coach and one of the first things that they will teach you is that … Read more Run, Recover, Repeat…
If you are working really hard to run faster, but feel like you are riding a bicycle with stuck brakes, then it could mean that your body needs a little “unsticking” to be able to move freely. Scientifically known as improved mobility. When runners are feeling tight and not moving easily, the first response is … Read more Personal Best 101: Tips to your fastest 5k #4 – Move Free
With the Big C, a.k.a Comrades Marathon, only two weeks away – here are a few tips to keep you focused and prevent those simple errors that seem small at the time, but can turn devastating on race day. 1. Halfway is only at 65km. Take it easy. No matter how good you feel! 2. … Read more Comrades Marathon season is here – Coach Kathleen’s key tips for the “Big C”
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