Speedwork for Ultras


Putting in the miles should allow you to finish an ultra, but mixing up your training will help you finish strong. Logging volume with plenty of miles is generally enough to finish an ultra (unless that ultra has extremely strict cut off times) Run as much as you possibly can, plenty of ‘time on feet’ [...]

Speedwork for Ultras2020-03-11T08:42:29+00:00

Tapering for the Marathon!


You’ve dedicated months of your busy life training for this marathon. You’ve got up early, gone to bed late, sacrificed your Sunday morning lie in and your evening time in front of the TV or down the pub. You’ve done intervals, tempos, long runs, and logged countless easy miles (hopefully). With only 3 weeks to [...]

Tapering for the Marathon!2020-03-11T08:31:21+00:00

What should I be doing when it comes to marathon training?


If you're working with a coach you'll have your workouts/sessions lined up for you on a weekly basis but if you're going about your marathon training alone it can sometimes get a little confusing. What should I be doing? How fast should I do them? Should my long run be slow? These are just a [...]

What should I be doing when it comes to marathon training?2020-03-11T08:14:19+00:00

5 Tips for Marathon Training!


Whilst living and training with the Kenyan marathoners I began to really see the differences in how they do things to how we do them. There's a lot we can learn from the East Africans, not just about running but how they lead their lives in general. The athletes I coach for the marathon are [...]

5 Tips for Marathon Training!2020-03-11T05:52:43+00:00

Want to improve as a runner? Slow Down!


Want to improve as a runner? Slow Down! I keep harping on about slowing down.. Ask most of the athletes I coach, if there's one thing I'm constantly reminding them, it's to slow down!! Having spent quite a bit of time in Kenya coaching and training it's obvious to see the benefits of going slow, [...]

Want to improve as a runner? Slow Down!2020-03-11T08:08:52+00:00

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 5


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 [...]

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 52019-06-25T19:01:12+00:00

Proper Running Biomechanics


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 [...]

Proper Running Biomechanics2017-05-24T09:18:08+00:00

How does altitude training work?


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 [...]

How does altitude training work?2017-05-24T09:09:20+00:00

Stretching For Runners


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, [...]

Stretching For Runners2017-05-02T09:53:38+00:00

Why Undertraining Is A Stressor


Why Under-Training Should Be a Concern Over-training has always been a concern for coaches of dedicated athletes. The mantra of “no-pain, no gain” and the practice of “Run ‘til you drop” have resonated well over the years. Stress-related injuries, either acute (too much, too soon) or chronic (too much over time) are the result of [...]

Why Undertraining Is A Stressor2017-05-02T09:35:46+00:00