Published: Apr 13, 2018

Train like a runner

Train like a runner: Do the long runs, hills, time trials and rest days.   Eat sensibly, control your weight? up and down. Train in similar conditions to what you will run in. If is hot and you are in a cold climate -  run indoors on a t...


Published: Apr 13, 2018

Dress to feel like an athlete

Dress to feel like an runner: In our subconscious mind have an image of what a good athlete looks like. Think of what comes to mind when you see a runner flying down a hill; lean, light, power, full of energy, fast. Without even training by just put...


Published: Apr 7, 2018

Benefit of running a race in a dry environment

There are some benefits of running in a dry environment, the biggest benefit is when you pour water over your head and body that you don't need to be too concerned about your socks and shoes getting wet.  If they do your running shoes will dry o...


Published: Apr 6, 2018

Tightness of your running shoe laces

When you running a race you want your shoes to fit you perfectly. If shoe laces are too tight or too loose you will soon find yourself stopping to fix your running shoes. So how do we sort out the shoes problem. Very easily by tying your laces once a...


Published: Apr 6, 2018

The sooner you accept the pain when running,the easier it becomes

When is comes to racing and pushing ourselves to the limit come a certain amount of discomfort - discomfort pain  . Running hard hurts, our body cries out to slow down and our minds are telling out body to keep going pushing through the pain (di...


Published: Apr 5, 2018

Before a marathon rest 2 days (no running or exercise at all) 3 days before and then

Marathons are tough mentally and physically. You need to prepare your body for perfectly before the race. You would have put all your training together and the temptation would be to ‘see how you feel’ or do nothing at all.   But ...


Published: Apr 4, 2018

Oranges during a marathon gives you that alternative boost of energy

Running a marathon or an ultra-marathon expends not only energy but creates the montonaly of drinking sweetened energy drinks.  Our bodies often crave something different, something natural, full of energy like an orange. In the days before ene...


Published: Apr 3, 2018

Eat spinach to give you energy during your run

Spinach does some real magic when it comes to running. Popeye seems to discover the energy benefits before all of us!   Spinach is full of Iron and its Iron we need as runners to create red blood cells to transport oxygen to our muscles when r...


Published: Apr 3, 2018

Running hard downhill does not waste energy but running up hill too fast will waste energy

Running up hills burns energy but if we run hills conservatively fully aware of how far we still need to go and the nature of the hills to come. The steeper the hill the easier we need to ascend it. The length of the hill does not matter as the steep...


Published: Apr 3, 2018

Running is strange and can't be explained, sometimes you can start running feeling awesome

Running is sometimes very strange and sometimes you just can't be explained. You can wake up one morning and have fantastic run or feel awful. .Sometimes you can start a race feeling really awful and a half an-hour later feeling amazingly fantastic!...