Cold weather running

On your body Start with some barrier cream/gel (like petroleum jelly) on sensitive areas to prevent chaffing and wind-burn. If you’ve never experienced either of these things, lucky you! Then wear a long-sleeved base layer next to your skin, preferably in a wicking-fabric which will take the sweat away. If you feel the cold, the…

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Distance or speed or both?

I’ve recently been asked, “Can you get faster and run further or do you need to train for one OR the other?” Whatever our goals as runners, our achievements are constrained by our genes, our training programmes and the commitment we can make to achieving our goals. Genes: We can train to our strengths and…

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