Recipe for success

How do you know how to train to get what you want from running? Do you have a training plan? Are you doing what you’ve done before, because you know it works? There’s a lot to be said about reliving previous successes and sticking to what you know. Experience has told me that I can…

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How do you decide?

It’s race-day. You’ve had a knot in your calf for a fortnight but wake up and it only hurts a little bit. Do you run? You’ve been full of cold and a little flu’y for a week but wake up feeling fine. Do you run? You’ve woken up with stomach cramps. Do you run? What…

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Love your feet!

We’ve been talking about painful feet in training this week. As runners, we spend a lot of time on them, but how well do we care for them? I have a friend who sees a chiropodist regularly (pandemics notwithstanding) and she swears by the foot massage for running. For some of us (i.e. me!), the…

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Build good muscles

You’re an athlete. You know that bones move because muscles pull on them. You know that the stronger a muscle, the greater the force it can exert. How can we use this knowledge to help us to be better runners? 1. Motor skills How familiar are you with your body? Do you know which muscles…

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