How to avoid ‘hitting the wall’ in your next marathon

  Here is a story that might prove helpful to all distance runners, but especially those tackling marathon and beyond. The story is real but I have changed the name to protect his identity. Tom was typical of many runners. He loved his gadgets and attached great value to the statistics they gave him. He… Continue reading How to avoid ‘hitting the wall’ in your next marathon

What’s the most efficient way to improve your run times?

   Imagine a typical recreational runner.    Let’s call her Linda. Linda is a 50 year old working mum with limited time due to work and family commitments. She can only spare 6 hours a week on her main love – running. She’s trying to get faster over 5k. How should she train optimally to… Continue reading What’s the most efficient way to improve your run times?

Run a faster marathon by learning to run at a slower pace!

    Yes it’s true! To run a faster marathon most runners need to learn to run more slowly not faster. There are literally hundreds of thousands of sub 4 hour marathon wannabees who fell short of their goals because they got to 18 or 20 miles then fell apart, walking or jogging the last… Continue reading Run a faster marathon by learning to run at a slower pace!

Running further and faster with less effort – at any age. Scott’s Story.

  Scott’s Story. All his life Scott had been postponing that moment of supreme achievement. Now 55, he was a high achiever and most would say he had a successful career. He had a supportive wife and two great kids, now grown up, but still he felt strangely unfulfilled. Most of his peer group regarded… Continue reading Running further and faster with less effort – at any age. Scott’s Story.

Don’t waste your life being ordinary!

Scott’s Story. All his life Scott had been postponing that moment of supreme achievement. Now 55, he was a high achiever and most would say he had a successful career. He had a supportive wife and two great kids, now grown up, but still he felt strangely unfulfilled. Most of his peer group regarded him… Continue reading Don’t waste your life being ordinary!

76 year olds outrunning 20 year olds! Age is NOT a barrier unless you want it to be.

76 year olds outrunning 20 year olds!  It’s true! I have a 76 year old client who regularly knocks out intervals at in excess of 12 km/hour pace on the treadmill just for fun. Lucky he doesn’t like to compete outside otherwise he’d be embarrassing a lot of twenty somethings with his pace and stamina!… Continue reading 76 year olds outrunning 20 year olds! Age is NOT a barrier unless you want it to be.

Distance running success for the older runner.

        I get it, I absolutely do! You’ve been running for some time now. You love running, or at least how it makes you feel. That sense of absolute liberation when you’re out running and the wonderful exhaustion you feel afterwards as you soak in a hot bath. Your mind is calmer… Continue reading Distance running success for the older runner.