Archive / February, 2017

MY BEST COUCH TO 5K RUNNING PLAN

Couch to 5k – That window of opportunity that so many of us have used to get out and start the journey to a healthier version of ourselves. There are many variations of the couch to 5k and even a cluster of mobile apps to guide you through the process. However, when someone writes to […]

BEST MORNING PRE RUN FOOD For WEIGHT LOSS

Ever since I started knocking myself back into shape I have made mornings my workout time of choice. For me it has been a great way to shake off the cobwebs of sleep – and get my workout in while those around me are still asleep. It gives me a sense of getting ahead of […]

RUNNING TO LOSE WEIGHT – How Often

The age old debate on running for weight loss…. consistent daily running versus “saving up” your run mileage to put in 2 massive runs over the weekend when you have more time. But what is the happy medium between active and rest days when your only objective is weight loss? Let’s take a closer look.

5k Without RUN SPECIFIC TRAINING

This is something that I have been asked plenty of times… Is it possible to do a 5k with zero run specific training? I’ve done it – and more than once too. Here’s how:

Benefits of POSTURE for Running

One of the things that you notice about the super efficient style of elite runners is the posture with which they carry themselves. When I started paying more attention to my posture I immediately noticed changes in my foot strike – and generally a more efficient running style.

Running as a form of Meditation

99% of all my runs are done solo with the rhythmic sounds of my breathing and foot strikes. It helps get me into a kind of “zone” where fatigue recedes to a certain extent. You, too, can benefit from this meditative state within your running. Go on, try it and let me know.

First Time IRONMAN – Calculating Expected Finishing Time

Especially if you are a first timer at an ironman, calculating your finish time is more complex than adding your times for swim bike and run based on the pace you had during various training sessions. Over the years I have honed my skills at predicting the finish times of athletes that I have worked […]