Jo Pavey 10k Training Session

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Jo Pavey’s extraordinary run in the European Championships 10000m has certainly made more than a few runners think again about what they can achieve.

In a recent issue of Runner’s World Jo detailed an ideal session for sharpening up before … Continue reading

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Go Away Rain

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I’ve been running for quite a few years now, and been coaching for a few too.

I always endeavour to be the optimistic trainer. By this I mean that when in doubt about running or training (and I don’t mean … Continue reading

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2 ways to reduce the risk of running injuries

Don’t run in the same shoes all the time

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We see quite a few runners who have favourite running shoes; they won’t buy or wear anything else. I used to be like that. Once I’d found a particular type of … Continue reading

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Bekele, Gebrselassie, Farah Stride Length Comparison

How do the stride lengths of the elite compare?

The video below captured Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie, and Mo Farah, at mile 12 at the BUPA Great North Run in 2013. At this point, the 3 runners are running at … Continue reading

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Tight calves running — time to stretch the calf muscles?

Most runners have experienced tight calves. Running obviously places a heavy load on the calf muscles so we must be careful not to increase the load on these important muscles. But is the reason for our tight calves the same … Continue reading

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Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie, Mo Farah in slow motion

A dream come true for the organisers of the Great North Run 2013: to have Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie and Mo Farah in the same race.

For a spectator, waiting in anticipation at mile 12 was exciting too. Who would … Continue reading

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Running to lose weight?

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Until now, we’ve not produced a weight loss training plan because the personal requirements are so diverse.
However, we’ve now devised a plan that is suitable for most people, regardless of their fitness level, and one that can be tailored … Continue reading

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To run or not to run. The motivation to run.

Do you ever have those days when you know you should, but feel you can’t?

Do you ever lack the motivation to run?

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Make the most of your recovery run

Make your recovery run a vital part of your running training.

Most runners know the value of the recovery run. They know it helps their body and muscles recover from the pounding of the harder training or racing. But do … Continue reading

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Marathon training plan with added spice

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Our Spice training plans are one step up from those for beginners.

In particular, the marathon spice plan differs from the beginners plan by targeting a time.

Attempting to run a marathon in a challenging time makes the event completely … Continue reading

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