Training

Run in the Dark’s Motivation Music

Whether you're a running newbie or trying to beat your personal best, training for any race is difficult so why not make it a little easier? When your run is feeling a little lacklustre, blasting your favourite tunes is one of the best ways to get back in gear! And,...

6 yoga poses for runners

In the first of a series of blogs for Run in the Dark, yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher Lee Tracey talks through 6 yoga poses to complement and enhance your running training... and they can all be done on your living room floor! Imagine as you read this you...

How I lost 10kg in 10 weeks – Mark Pollock

I’ve been doing all sorts of diets for years. And, they’ve  pretty much been a failure every time. But this summer I lost 10 kgs. Here are the 3 things I did to get there: Goals & Public Accountability Back on 18th June I weighed in at 85.2 kgs. And, I set myself a...

Run in the Dark 8-week Training Plan

Looking to get your training started, but not sure how where to begin? We've got you covered! Our Run in the Dark coach, John O'Regan, has designed training plans to get you ready to run 5km or 10km in 10 weeks. We've also included some tips to keep you motivated...

Staying Motivated

There are times when the training can start to feel monotonous and getting out the door can become more of an effort than it was when you first started.  There’s nothing unusual about feeling bored from doing the same thing over and over again and sometimes all you...

Monitoring Progress

Every so often you need to stop and think about how far you’ve come as the progress won’t always be obvious or your training might not be productive. A simple test can be repeating a session from early on in your schedule that you found tough and comparing that with...

Improving Performance: The Fartlek Session

Once the routine has been established and you’ve spent sufficient time working on your base level fitness you can start thinking about how to improve your performance by getting the most from your available time. It’s still advisable to keep most of your training at...

Staying Injury Free & Safe

 Running places a lot more stress on the lower limbs than they may be used to and that in turn can lead to running related injuries but in most cases these injuries can be avoided.  In the beginning your fitness level will improve quite quickly as it doesn’t take long...

Why gathering momentum slowly is crucial to staying the course

A lot of beginner runners give up in the early stages of a new training plan and it's partly because they try too hard and that takes away the enjoyment. Momentum must be built slowly and gradually and if it feels too hard then the chances are it is too hard and the...

Establishing a Routine

A one size fits all plan might not suit everyone but with a little tweaking you should be able to tailor the plan to suit yourself by simply swapping training days with rest days but do try follow a pattern to prevent bunching all your training days together followed...

 

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