Category Archives: training

Running With The Kenyans

  The Kenyans are the fastest people on Earth, I mean they’ve pretty much got this distance running business down. In the west, we’ve got more money, more technology and more advanced sport science yet we still get our asses … Continue reading

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Emma Stepto – Proof That It’s Never Too Late For A Runner To Go Pro

If you watched the London Marathon this weekend your attention was probably flitting between Mo Farah, Kiplagat, and some dude running dressed as a telephone box. However if you watched closely there was a pretty extraordinary story amongst the elite … Continue reading

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Runners & Resistance Training – What Muscles Should You Be Working?

If you’re a female runner then like me trying to squeeze your calves into a pair of extra skinny jeans is a bit of a mission. It’s pretty much my upper body work out…….. But whether you’ve been running for … Continue reading

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The Newbie Runner’s Guide To Stretching

Stretching is one of those things we all know we should do right? P.E teachers across the land drilled into us from an early age that we should at least give it a half arsed attempt before and after exercise. … Continue reading

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Rules for the Running Streak

Now in general I am not a fan of streaking. I’m talking about the kind where you run everyday, not the kind where you get naked…..unless you’re a REALLY adventurous runner and don’t mind the cold. For those who don’t … Continue reading

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Speed Training – Know Your Muscle Types

We are approaching the winter when runners will one of two things: – sit back unwrap a box of mince pies and put away the trainers until the January sales are over. – or think ahead to next spring’s pb … Continue reading

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How Not To Train

So I’d moved, found myself a training partner and signed up for my first half marathon………or so I thought…………….. (more on this later) My training partner was ten years younger than me, a foot taller and athletic. Safe to say … Continue reading

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