Team Update !! Back In April training was going smoothly, the only issue were the long runs, the guys were asking for money for cars and drinks, this is what the marathon runners do there, they usually have a car alongside them during a long run passing them drinks every few miles, a luxury [...]
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March Update! By March the guys were well and truly underway with their training. They would follow a fairly similar plan which consisted of lots of volume and a weekly speed workout, nothing too taxing but enough to avoid the habit of ‘plodding’. The basic idea is to get them accustomed to running lots [...]
The Trial Ends, The Future 100k Record Breaker, Our First Female, And The Experienced One! The final two hours went pretty much exactly as I’d expected they would. They all seemed to be finding it tough, the heat was getting unbearable, I don’t think any of them had eaten breakfast, they’d never run further than [...]
Meeting Arnold & The track Trial. When Coach John Ewoi told me he had Arnold Kibbet travelling 8 hours to meet me I wasn’t convinced he’d come. Arnold had already represented Kenya at the 2015 World 50k championships, winning the silver medal, surely he had made his name, he didn’t need me or the team [...]
The Kenyans have been dominating distance running for some time now. It’s fairly safe to say that they are the best at what they do. Having arrived here in Kenya at the beginning of December and seen with my own eyes how they train and live it’s pretty obvious to see why they are the [...]
The Spartathlon... The ultimate ultra-distance race, the iconic race that makes grown men cry, over a quarter of runners standing on the start line will not finish for various reasons, at least half of runners will cross a point during this journey where they no longer know who they are or what they are doing [...]
Proper running biomechanics is something many running coaches are hesitant to discuss. Years of observation, trials, and science leave excellent runners still debating how to plant feet, kick and use their arms. How can performing a natural act elicit such varied methods and opinions? It’s our own fault. Humanity has turned running into an unnatural [...]
Altitude training has become very popular with endurance athletes and it is almost a necessity to be at the top of your running game. Unfortunately to get substantial benefits from altitude training you do need to spend a considerable amount of time living and training at high altitude, some sources say 2 weeks and others [...]
Both myself and Tori were extremely nervous about our first event. As a runner I have never really thought about the effort race organisers go to and the stress and worry behind putting on these sorts of events, yeah I knew there was a lot to sort out and I'm not the kind of person to [...]
Static Stretching for Runners When you first start out as a runner, you will probably think about stretching. It seems like the standard advice to new runners is to stretch your muscles before and after every run, and sometimes during too. Runners often see stretching as a way to recover from muscle soreness and tightness, [...]