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!...


Published: Apr 3, 2018

If you have slight niggle treat it as an injury before it becomes a injury

Running injuries are our biggest enemy and we need to avoid at all costs. The best way of avoiding injury is prevention. Preventing the injury before it stops us from running. The only way to do this is to know and monitor our bodies to every minut...


Published: Apr 3, 2018

Aim to run for length of time instead of distance

Our minds accept time much easier than distance because time is fixed and when the time's up its finished! Distance on the other hand is fixed on the ground or route we run but will always vary depending on how slowly we run, how difficult the route...


Published: Apr 3, 2018

When running a race or time-trial, take the pressure off yourself by telling yourself

Think of it, if you run a good time or not the only person who really cares is yourself. This may sound a bit harsh but running is to be enjoyed, its not  a life or death situation. Sometime we put too much pressure on ourselves and take out the...


Published: Mar 31, 2018

Running up a hill ignore the slope and focus the road

Running hills can either be nightmare or a challenge for us. We might be hanging in there using every bit of our energy left or feeling amazing and pushing ourselves literally flying up the hill.   Either way keeping our eyes on the road 2 or ...