Category: Training

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Signs Of Overtraining

One of the hardest things about following a training plan is often not the training itself, but it is acknowledging the signs of overtraining and knowing when you need to take a step-back and...

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Cross Training For Runners

A large proportion of running injuries originate from the same basic source. Doing too much, too soon. For beginners this could be caused by too sudden an increase in mileage, or for the more experienced...

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5k Training Plan

The 5k race distance is often seen as an ideal running challenge to focus on. It serves as a great introductory distance for the beginner racer or people new to running, while also being a key test of strength...

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The Benefits of Off-Road Running

There are a whole range of benefits to be had by introducing a bit of off-road running into your training plan. Off-road running is generally tougher than running on tarmac and while this, and...

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High Intensity Interval Training for Runners

HIIT, or High intensity interval training workouts are short, high-intensity efforts of exercise followed by equal or slightly longer periods of recovery or rest. The intensity should be close to or at your anaerobic threshold...

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Hill Sprints and Kenyan Hill Running Sessions

To some, the idea of repeatedly running up and down a hill when there are a whole host of flat-surfaced alternatives available, might sound insane but adding weekly or bi-weekly hill sprints or Kenyan...

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Fartlek Training Sessions

Named after the Swedish for ‘Speed Play’, the fartlek training session is a less structured and largely more creative way to do speed interval training. They can faciliate great improvements in endurance and strength, as...

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Treadmill Workouts

Benefits of Treadmill Workouts Treadmill workouts can be a great tool to use in your training plan. Any decent treadmill will give you a range of options like increasing the gradient and quick-set speed variations which can really...