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Treadmill Pace Conversion Table

By |2016-07-24T08:42:58+00:00July 24th, 2016|Treadmills|

The Treadmill Pace Conversion Table provides a table to convert treadmill speeds into equivalent running training paces and zones. In addition to the pace conversion, it is advisable to have the incline at either 1% or 2% to better simulate the wind resistance that you would normally experience outdoors. For more information on training on [...]

Setting Goals For Your 5K Training

By |2016-07-10T08:39:44+00:00July 10th, 2016|5K Training|

Setting goals for your 5K training is really important. Lately I've been answering a lot of questions on Quora and Reddit from people asking questions like: How can I train for my first 5K run when I don't run? What is a training schedule to run a 5K? How long does it take to train for [...]

Running, Music and Stride Rate – What’s The Connection?

By |2016-07-03T09:12:57+00:00July 3rd, 2016|5K Training|

Music I absolutely love running while listening to music. I actually like riding my bike with music too although that can be a little bit dangerous so don't necessarily recommend it as you're travelling at a lot higher speed and need more awareness of your surroundings. The downside with the music while running is personal risk of [...]

Gear Review – Socks and Shoes

By |2016-06-26T09:36:17+00:00June 26th, 2016|5K Training|

The Best Running Socks (Ever) Ok, that might be an exaggeration but having tried a lot of socks over the years, I settled on a brand and style that suited my needs. We all get the odd blister, might be due to toes rubbing together or badly fitting shoes, or maybe you like compression socks to help [...]

Core Strength Routine

By |2016-06-19T10:11:25+00:00June 19th, 2016|5K Training|

An important part of any running program is a core strength routine. This consists of strengthening muscles around your core such as your abdominal region. With a good strong core, you'll avoid any twisting motion during your running meaning better efficiency, less wasted energy and certainly avoiding a sore lower back. Have you ever seen someone [...]

Common Running Injuries

By |2016-06-12T04:29:59+00:00June 12th, 2016|5K Training|

Unfortunately running injuries are a part of being a runner. How to avoid them is an entire subject on it’s own but to start off, make sure you follow a standard run routine. This will ensure you’re properly warmed up and performing some good drills to help your running style and general core strength. So [...]

Training For 5K On A Treadmill

By |2016-06-01T08:44:29+00:00June 1st, 2016|5K Training|

Some people dread running on a treadmill and have nicknamed it the “dreadmill”. Training for 5K on a treadmill does however have its place, whether that’s getting indoors on freezing and dangerous conditions, through to setting a good and correct speed for the specific training you’re doing and sticking to it. As runners, we have a [...]

When Training for a 5K Should I Run Every Day

By |2016-06-01T08:31:53+00:00June 1st, 2016|5K Training|

When training for a 5K should I run every day? This really depends on your goals, fitness, age and other commitments. Also, depending on what training plan you select, you’ll find the plans provided here do not include any options for running every day. Realistically, you can only do 4 quality training sessions per week. [...]