Cross-Training for Speed

What exercises can you do to help increase your speed? Press ups! YES believe it or not you get your speed from your arms! So, if your upper body is weak then you need to work on that!

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Nutrition for Speed

  As you know I am not a nutrition expert – which is why I worked closely with Jennifer Bulcock in my online weightloss/well-being/fitness programme. But I do know that the foods we eat can have a massive improvement or … Read More

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Elements of Speed in Running

NO matter what your goal is in running, at the moment, it is always beneficial to have some speed play in your running sessions. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a distance goal or a time goal or just keeping … Read More

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Introduction to Speed (not the drug)

At some point during your running adventures you will want to get faster. This doesn’t mean you’ll want to get 16 minute 5ks or sub 3 hour marathons necessarily, BUT what it does mean is increasing speed allows you to … Read More

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Making Strength Fun!

How to incorporate strength training into your regular runs and/or cross-training routines (and more importantly how to make it FUN!) There’s tons of programmes, routines and plans that you can find and follow online, but if it doesn’t fit in … Read More

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Targeting Muscles for Strength

Glutes If you’ve ever had a running session with me, you’ll know I talk about glutes A LOT! This is because our bodies are meant to use them ALL THE TIME, but most peoples’ glutes are so unused they’re practically … Read More

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Strength and Running

OR why should I bother strengthening at all – I just want to run! Running is a repetitive movement – essentially it is like hopping thousands of times. This puts stress on your muscles, your bones, your tendons – everything … Read More

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Introduction to Strength

So why strength? I hear you cry! We’re not body builders! We don’t need to look like Arnie to run! Why do we need to worry about our strength!? To put it simply a strong body equals a strong runner … Read More

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Running and Cramp

It can be awful when you’re enjoying a lovely run and cramp strikes – and sometimes you can stop or ease off and it goes. But, more often than not it stays or gets worse. I’ve had a little look … Read More

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Cross Training for Distance Runs

This is very similar to our endurance cross-training. Essentially we want to train our bodies to keep doing the thing we’re doing (whatever that exercise may be) for longer and longer. So when we talked about Mo Farah and compared … Read More

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