Setting running goals is the first step to creating a balanced and customized training plan, and that process is one that is best undertaken by the athlete and his or her coach together. There are many factors that lead you to choosing a goal, a friends suggests a race, you see a race on Facebook, you have a desire to do a certain distance like a marathon etc. There is nothing wrong with selecting a goal based on these things but what does affect you reaching it successfully is your…
Inconsistency is a principle that plagues a vast majority of runner’s training journeys, one of the foremost reasons for athletes seeking my services as a coach is because up to that point they were merely “winging it”
Below are all the tips for Training your Butt, the post will be updated when a new tip is posted. The gluteus is composed of three muscles and all three have a purpose in running. The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body and has just as large a role to play in making you a more efficient runner, yet it is the most neglected of all the running muscles, so, Tip No 1 on Training your Butt is stop neglecting your butt, follow the tips for the next…
Below are all the tips for Training your mind, the post will be updated when a new tip is posted. 20 tips on Training your Mind Training your mind is as important as training your body, having strong robust mind will help you get through those difficult workouts. Here is Tip No.1 on Training the mind. Think while you run, be conscious of every stride, every breath and every movement, feel your run, take in all the sounds and smells, concentrate and focus on your body, on how it is…
What you need to know This article is not about how much mileage you have done and is it enough, it’s not about whether you have been at the track enough, it really has very little to do with training.
Its part of the program Lets start with the definition for training, this a definition from a different perspective….. Training: The exercise and its matching recovery; whether it’s a single repetition, a single session or a group of sessions. There is always a corresponding recovery. Exercise without recovery is worthless.
Yes….. It is important As a coach I am always learning and researching better ways to guide my athletes to improved performance and more comfortable running and one of the facets I use is form conditioning. I don’t simply use form training to fix obvious visual issues but actually to fix the unseen imbalances that escape the untrained eye.
A Marathon Question Are my long runs long enough, isn’t my mileage too low? How’s this speed stuff going to help me? These questions are often asked by my marathon and ultra marathon athletes. I decided to write this article because in the marathon and ultra marathon seasons I have these questions coming up often, so here goes! Let’s start with Quantity.
After the article I wrote on Warm-up / Activation and explaining why is so important and also so misunderstood, I decided to write this article on cool down as this is just as important and unfortunately also just as misunderstood.
Transforming the traditional warm-up As a coach I am always asked whether a warm-up is actually necessary, for all sorts of reasons. Allow me to clear up the following misconceptions: