Category: Cardio

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO A PHYSIO WHEN YOU ARE NOT INJURED?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO A PHYSIO WHEN YOU ARE NOT INJURED?

Why do we always wait for injury to strike before we go to the physio? Is it worth going for regular assessments to make sure things are in working order? With a more proactive approach can we keep ourselves on track and injury free with greater success?

5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FITNESS ON A GUILT FREE HOLIDAY

5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FITNESS ON A GUILT FREE HOLIDAY

Fitness fanatics and runners sometimes worry about losing hard earned gains, and gaining significant weight while away on the annual summer holiday. It can happen if you get things wrong. But here are 5 tips to try to help you get through the trip and enjoy being on holiday guilt free!

WHAT DOES GREAT RUNNING TECHNIQUE LOOK LIKE?

WHAT DOES GREAT RUNNING TECHNIQUE LOOK LIKE?

We often hear coaches talk about great running technique. But do you know what “great technique” looks like? In this article I have tried to break it up into bullet points – you might find it useful to film yourself running and check things off against the list. It might be a great confidence boost or highlight something that needs improvement.

HALF MARATHON PERFORMANCE SESSION – EARN THAT PB

HALF MARATHON PERFORMANCE SESSION – EARN THAT PB

PBs are hard to come by. But with a well structured programme and sessions that are going to develop your performance you can get there. This is a very hard half marathon session but one that will generate results.

GULLANE BEACH TRIATHLON – SO MUCH FUN!

GULLANE BEACH TRIATHLON – SO MUCH FUN!

I finally made my debut in the Gullane Beach Triathlon. There were challenges to overcome, the fear of the unknown, the nerves of race day. But lots of fun!

10K SPEED PYRAMID

10K SPEED PYRAMID

Are you looking for a training session to test your speed and build some speed endurance? This 10k ascending speed pyramid is just what you need.

TRAINING BOOST – DO YOU USE FARTLEK?

TRAINING BOOST – DO YOU USE FARTLEK?

Are you looking for a training boost? Do you use Fartlek runs in training? I have overlooked its value for too long. What a great way to change up training and ramp up the difficulty.

SUPER EASY TAPERING – A CHANGE OF STRATEGY

SUPER EASY TAPERING – A CHANGE OF STRATEGY

What do I mean by super easy tapering for a race? How different is it from what I have done in the past? What effect will it have come race day? Why am I trying something different? Will it work?

HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAMME – 5 WEEKS OF SPEED

HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAMME – 5 WEEKS OF SPEED

I am transitioning from an April marathon to a late May half marathon. I want to run fast and target a PB. With 100s of miles in the tank from the marathon, with the right balance of speed and recovery running – the PB is on the cards!

MY 3 TIPS ON MY MISSION TO BECOME A MORNING RUNNER

MY 3 TIPS ON MY MISSION TO BECOME A MORNING RUNNER

The morning is a wonderful time to run. The world is asleep. It is a great way to start the day and get the endorphins flowing. But I have systematically failed to maintain the habit. This time will be different with my 3 top tips.