Coping With Workouts That Suck…

⠀Some workouts just. feel. hard. Maybe because of soreness, tiredness, or low motivation or a combination of ‘meh’ that makes the whole thing a struggle from start to finish. ⠀⠀On those days it is totally ok to slow the pace down or reduce the load and check in. ⠀⠀If you exercise regularly it’s possible your…

2020 Goal Reset: Ultra Marathon Plans

The Maverick Race Ultra Peaks event I was signed up for in July – would have been my first attempt at running an Ultra marathon – has officially been rescheduled to September. Assuming it will be able to go ahead I would like to be able to run it then rather than defer to next…

Deadlifts

Why runners (and everyone) should learn to love them. Talking through a few thoughts about the benefits of including deadlifts in your training. Plus, basics of how to do them and a couple of variations to try.

Summer Running…

… had me a blast.   Unfortunately this time referring to ‘blast’ as in the destructive sense.  Throughout April and May I was feeling inspired, energised and actually getting on with running a consistent schedule achieving slightly ahead of plan.  The excitement of this and an upcoming event, the Maverick Race Gloucestershire on 30th June, encouraged…

2018 Training Plans

Over the past couple of years a lot of my focus and physical energy has been on gaining new fitness instructing qualifications (e.g. BodyPump, BodyCombat) but with all that starting to tick along nicely I decided it was time to set a different challenge and revisit what got me really into fitness in the first…