Published: May 31, 2018

Final week before running a marathon or ultra-marathon

The final week before running a marathon or ultra-marathon is critical to calm your mind down. For many years I used to get so worked up before a major race. I was fit but all the ‘what ifs’ came flooding into my mind. After weeks of tra...


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: Mar 31, 2018

"Run in the Present" ignore how far you have run (past) and still have to run (future)

Running is always easier when you focus on exactly what you are doing at the time - in the present, at this moment. If you can eradicate how far you have run, eliminate how far you have to still run, you have expelled two of your problems. The futu...


Published: Mar 31, 2018

When running tell yourself - positive, emotive statements in the present tense.

This is most probably the most important action we can do to enhance our running ability.Try a very negative example 'I feel tired' 'I really hate running up hills' - Only do this once!! You may find that you do say these negative self talk more ofte...