WHY TRAINING FOR TIME AND NOT DISTANCE IS A GOOD THING

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

Two Oceans Ultra Marathon: Race Day, Navigating the final 56km of Your Jouney

The Startline: Ready Steady…Waiting to go already The long wait in your starting pen can feel a bit like finally getting to the front of the rollercoaster queue, the reality of what lies ahead is sending a mass migration of butterflies through your stomach, but you know you have not come this far to turn back … Read more Two Oceans Ultra Marathon: Race Day, Navigating the final 56km of Your Jouney

Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – The Last 48 Hours

In the next week and a bit, clubhouses around the country will be abuzz with nervous banter and last minute advice for conquering ‘The World’s most beautiful marathon’. Not to mention a flood of social media feeds from the organizers. All before you even walk into running candy land at the race expo! Before you … Read more Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – The Last 48 Hours

Hill Running Form

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

Personal Best 101: Tips to your fastest 5k #4 – Move Free

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