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Marathon Mistakes: 8 Common Pitfalls to Avoid & Achieve Success

marathon mistakes

Running a marathon is not just about covering 26.2 miles; it’s a test of physical and mental endurance, requiring meticulous preparation and strategic planning. Yet, even seasoned runners can stumble if they overlook crucial aspects of training and race-day execution ( I have many times, actually training for my 101st marathon and have an injury). […]

Hydration for Runners – Tips to Boost Performance.

Sweating Runners

Navigating the Science of Hydration: A Comprehensive Exploration of How Proper Fluid Intake Elevates Your Running Experience Hydration for runners is a cornerstone of athletic performance, particularly for runners who subject their bodies to rigorous physical demands. The intricate dance between hydration and running performance is a scientific journey worth exploring. This in-depth examination delves […]

Fartlek Running: A Guide to help Runners Run Faster

FARTLEK RUNNING

 Unleashing the Power of Fartlek: A Comprehensive Guide for Runners of All Levels Embark on a journey to transform your running experience with the dynamic and invigorating technique known as Fartlek. This comprehensive guide is divided into two parts to cater to both beginners and seasoned athletes. If you’re new to Fartlek running, scroll down […]

The Lactic Acid Journey: Insights into its Impact on Runners.

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Lactic Acid Journey – Before, During and After a Run. What is it?!! Lactic acid, a natural byproduct of intense exercise, plays a pivotal role in the physiological responses experienced by runners before, during, and after a run. Understanding the nuanced effects of lactic acid on the runner’s body is crucial for optimizing training and […]

Cross Training for Runners

Cross Training for Runners

 The Benefits of Alternative Exercises for Runners As a runner, pounding the pavement day after day can take a toll on your body. That’s why cross training for runners is such an important part of any running training program. Cross training simply means participating in another sport or activity that complements your running. There are […]

Flexibility for Runners – Realise Your True Potential!

Flexibility for runners

Unlocking Your Potential : Mobility and Flexibility for Runners  Are you looking to take your running to the next level? As a runner, enhancing mobility and flexibility for runners is key to unlocking your true potential. Proper mobility and flexibility can help you run more efficiently, avoid injury, and set new personal records. In this […]

Speed Session: Enhance Your Running Performance!

Speed Session

Section 1: Introduction to the Speed Session Embarking on the speed session in the pursuit of elevated running performance unveils the pivotal role that speed work plays in the realm of transformative changes. This amalgamation of intervals, tempo runs, and hill sprints propels runners into uncharted territories, not only enhancing speed but also bolstering cardiovascular […]

Kenyan Hills – What are they and how do they help me run faster?

Kenyan Hills

Kenyan Hills: Unraveling the Scientific Magic Ah, the undulating landscapes of Kenyan Hills, the not-so-secret weapon that has found its way into the training arsenals of countless successful runners! Much like the fiery salsa that elevates the taste of your ordinary dish, these hilly workouts inject that extra kick and flavor into your running routine, […]

Couch to 5K Superstar: Your Comprehensive Training Journey

Couch to 5k runner

Couch to 5K Introduction Greetings to all fellow couch potatoes who are aspiring to become 5K superstars! I was there too once. Are you growing weary of your Netflix marathons being your only source of physical activity? It’s high time to dust off those running shoes and embark on a transformative voyage that will not […]

Breathing Techniques for Running: How it can help your Running.

Breathing hacks for runners

Breathwork For Runners. Breathing Techniques for running is a very much asked question in running circles. The basic and answer in its simplest form is that everyone of us is different. Below I have tried to address some of the more popular techniques, to help with the best way to breathe while running. Running is […]