Can Stress Lead To A Bad Race?

This weekend, I was due to race in our club road champs. A short low stress 7Km race that through different reasons I'd never won before. My preparation wasn't entirely bad this year. I was fit, although not as race fit as I could be, but expected to do well enough to push for the win. However, the [...]

By |2016-08-14T09:29:20+00:00August 14th, 2016|5K Training|

5K Training The Long Run

The long run is a great piece of your training regimen. It builds endurance, mental toughness and sometimes just getting out there and having a run that's enjoyable is a must. This morning, I went for a run with some of the team I'm training. Just over an hour on the hills and through shingle, snow [...]

By |2016-08-07T07:56:12+00:00August 7th, 2016|5K Training|

Setting Goals For Your 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 [...]

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

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

Running, Music and Stride Rate - What's The Connection? 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. [...]

By |2019-11-06T08:50:36+00:00July 3rd, 2016|5K Training|

Gear Review – Socks and Shoes

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 [...]

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

Core Strength Routine

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 [...]

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

Common Running Injuries

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 [...]

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

Training For A 5K On A Treadmill

Training For A 5K On A Treadmill Some people dread running on a treadmill and nickname 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 [...]

By |2019-11-06T08:42:59+00:00June 1st, 2016|5K Training, Treadmills|

When Training for a 5K Should I Run Every Day

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. [...]

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