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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Fuelling up for Distance

Okay – this is a big one – what do I eat when I am running? Two main points; the first is a simple rule to follow; slow carbs before fast carbs after. The second one is harder – you … Read More

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How to Safely Up your Distance Runs

The best way to increase your distance is by increasing the distance gradually. The golden number is 10%. It is safe to increase by approx. 10% each week. So if you look at a lot of training plans you’ll usually … Read More

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How do I “do” Distance Running?

Firstly each and every one of you is an experienced practitioner of working on distance. None of you started with the skill of being able to run 5km, 10km, Half or a Full Marathon, you had to work up to … Read More

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