Run for the Journey

Run for the Journey

Why Laying a Training Foundation Can Pay Dividends
"Harder, better, faster, stronger." So you’ve trained and raced hard all summer, scored some PBs and generally enjoyed running with the sun on your back. But as the daylight starts...
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6 Tips for Planning Your Next Awesome Trail Adventure

6 Tips for Planning Your Next Awesome Trail Adventure

Picture this: You've got the weekend off, or perhaps you've got a short visit to somewhere new - an overnight work trip, or maybe a friend's wedding in a far-flung...
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Doing It By Half - How to Prepare for a Half Marathon

Doing It By Half - How to Prepare for a Half Marathon

“13.1. It's not 'just a half'. It's an accomplishment." I once saw this race sign as I was doing a half marathon – and the message really rings true. But the beauty...
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Track Thursday

Track Thursday

The Thursday night track session is an important ritual in many a runner's life. Having a concentrated, weekly session to devote oneself solely to improving performance, technique, speed (or all of...
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11 Tips for a Successful Running Streak

11 Tips for a Successful Running Streak

Over the last few years I have taken part in various running streaks, the first of them was in November 2013 as a way to build base fitness ahead of...
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How to Get Started with Ultra Running

How to Get Started with Ultra Running

When conversation turns to Ultra marathons with friends and other runners of shorter distances, inevitably I will hear something along the lines of "I could never run that far..."  Well,...
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Putting it Into Practice - Real Runners and their Mental Strategy

Putting it Into Practice - Real Runners and their Mental Strategy

Last week, we spoke to coach James Beckinsale about how to mentally prepare for a marathon. It turns out there are a number of attitudes, methods, tricks and exercises one...
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How to Mentally Prepare for a Marathon

How to Mentally Prepare for a Marathon

With the spring marathon season round the corner, your “2022 A race” may well be in sight. Or even if it’s not your A race, it’s almost certainly one of...
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How to Pace for a Marathon - Training and in the Race

How to Pace for a Marathon - Training and in the Race

So you've sealed your marathon place and started chalking up the training miles. But have you set yourself a race target and how do you start training towards this goal?...
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Try a new challenge in 2017

Try a new challenge in 2017

What are you going to do differently in 2017?   There’s no better way to reignite your love of running by trying a new challenge.

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How to run faster in 2017

How to run faster in 2017

What are you going to do differently this year to improve your running?  We all make resolutions; to stick more rigidly to our training schedules, to do some core work...
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