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Speedwork and Interval Training – Part 2

Speedwork and Interval Training – Part 2

Most of us can come up with plenty of reasons to avoid speedwork: we might say it hurts; it increases our chances of picking up an injury; it makes us too tired for our other runs…the list is endless. The thing is, they’re all unnecessary fears. What’s more, whether you want to beat an ancient […]

How Does Speedwork Make You Faster? – Part 1

How Does Speedwork Make You Faster? – Part 1

Afraid of the oval? Fear not. Track workouts help you more than you think. What do you think when you hear “speedwork”? If you are a sprinter its very likely that this word is like music to your ears but, if you run any distance longer than a 10k (and most of us do) or […]

Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness

“It is mental power that separates the exceptional from the very good. When athletes are lining up to compete against each other at a high level, there will be nothing to choose between them, talent for talent, training for training. What separates them is what goes on behind the eyes” Franck Dick. Former coach to […]

Beyond Limits

Beyond Limits

“Training for a race is like riding a roller coaster — you experience highs and lows, ups and downs, and more peaks and troughs than the New York Stock Exchange”. Chrissie Wellington, 4-time World Ironman Champion. Most of us rarely utilize our full physical capability so it’s hard to imagine where our real limits reside. […]

Mind over matter: Why the mind matters?

Mind over matter: Why the mind matters?

Negative thoughts lead to a negative performance; the connection is as straight forward as that. The solution is to focus on the race. This means firstly to keep the concentration as unbroken as possible, and secondly to try to change any negative thoughts into positive ones” Sally Gunnell, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Hurdler. […]