The Ultimate Guide to Recovery Runs

Recovery runs are an awesome – and often-overlooked – tool in any runner’s arsenal of possible training modalities. When focussing on performance – especially when training for events like the marathon, for example – it’s easy to feel that each training run needs to be done to a high intensity in order to continuously move … Read more

How To Run a 10k in 45 Minutes

The ability to run 10k in 45 minutes or less is one I’ve often envied. As a long-distance runner, I’ve spent the last few years focussing on distance and stamina rather than speed.   As a result, my shorter-distance times have been pretty slow – embarrassingly slow at times.   I’ve been training to a … Read more

The Marathon Long Run : Training Guide

The Marathon Long Run is a core part of any marathon training plan. Just as the name suggests, Long Runs are training runs that are longer than regular runs.    They are your opportunity to increase your maximum mileage as the marathon draws near, and are usually done at a slow, comfortable pace. Long runs are … Read more

10 Dynamite Ways To Find Time For Run Training

One of the biggest day-to-day problems faced by runners is simply how to find time to run. Whether you’re just starting your running habit or training for a marathon, working your running schedule around the rest of your life can be tricky. Whether it’s your job, your family, kids, other hobbies or commitments . . … Read more

Ultramarathon Training Runs Explained

Training for an ultramarathon requires a totally different training modality to shorter races like half-marathons and marathons. Once you get into races that are 50km, 100km, or 100 miles long, your focus has to change. Instead of training for one concentrated burst, you have to train your body to be an endurance monster. You should prioritise building … Read more