As a female runner and coach of women (not exclusively) I want to encourage a better understanding of our monthly cycle and how we can maximize it in our training and racing. Let’s start with a quick recap of the female cycle and a reminder of terminology. The number of days for each phase is personal … Continue reading Maximizing training around the female cycle
I was asked by the Guardian to give my top five tips for acing your first race of 2020. Read on to find out more; Train smart. It doesn’t have to be all about the mileage, key to successful training is ensuring varied intensities and distances in your weekly programme. A good basic formula is … Continue reading Top tips for acing your first race in 2020
Why it is that we do certain speedwork sessions as runners? You may be part of a club or group where you grind out your weekly track and speed sessions, but wonder other than a virtuous feeling, what running 200m repeatedly vs running 5 x 1km actually gives you in terms of training benefit? Here … Continue reading Science behind the sessions
Ahead of Sir Mo’s last high profile track race (5,000m on 12th August 2017) at the World Championships in London can he now be recognised in Brendan Foster’s words as ‘The greatest distance runner of all time’? How has Mo achieved this accolade and how can we as recreational runners learn from the master? Defining … Continue reading Is Sir Mo Farah ‘The greatest distance runner of all time’?
The New Year is a time for reconnecting with mind and body. As runners, we know that we’ll generally always feel better after a run, but I wanted to delve deeper into mental health and running. I was fortunate to talk to Dr Lynne Drummond, Psychiatrist and Head of South West London and St George's … Continue reading Mental health and running – Interview with Dr Lynne Drummond