Olympic counting

The Olympic Games 2020 have started! Did you know that if you ran all of the ‘pure’ running finals in the Olympics, you’d cover just over...

Motivation

Several autumn races have been cancelled this week, including the usually popular Abingdon Marathon and the rescheduled Wokingham Half...

Love your feet!

We’ve been talking about painful feet in training this week. As runners, we spend a lot of time on them, but how well do we care for...

Build good muscles

You’re an athlete. You know that bones move because muscles pull on them. You know that the stronger a muscle, the greater the force it...

Finding the right fit

Someone asked me recently what they might get out of training with me as a running coach. As a teacher, I often answer a question with a...

Running Reflections

2020 may not have been the year you’d planned, but what have you done well? Where are your wins? If they’re hard to find, what are you...

Planning

Are you making plans at the moment? It’s hard, with the possibility of further race cancellations and postponements, to think about what...

What goes up…

…always goes up a little bit more than originally anticipated. (If you’re local, and ever attempted to run up Pincents Lane, you’ll know...

What else?

Recently, I’ve asked my runners what they do that’s not running. I was pleasantly surprised that they have a whole heap of fitness and...

Where are you going?

What do you want to get from running? Do you want to be faster? To lose weight? To run further? Perhaps you just want to stay fit and...

Do you ‘just run’?

Someone once told me, “Just go out and run.” If your main aim is to enjoy running, that’s a perfectly sensible strategy to take. If your...

Do your best

Today’s blog is one I’ve been working on for a while. Three distinct thoughts started as three different blogs, then I returned to...