Training

Staying 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

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

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

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

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

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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