Category: Training

Spring Into Action With Outdoor Exercise

We’ve made it through winter, and while the spring weather hasn’t been playing nice, all the time we can be safe in the knowledge that summer is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate the sunshine, the warmth and the longer days…

Is running good for you?

Any runner will tell you, there is nothing like heading out for a run, the fresh air, the exercise, and the freedom. Despite bad press on occasion, running or jogging remains one of the go-to exercise options. It’s ongoing popularity due in part to…

Get better at running long and slow for Ironman

Running at ‘Ironman pace’ can often be unnatural for triathletes as it’s different to strength–based, fast running with quick rhythmical movements. In most competitions we race faster than we train, but in an Ironman marathon our pace is often considerably slower than our easy…

WINTER WORKOUT EXCUSES BUSTED

With the cold weather and dark mornings curbing our motivation to get out from under the duvet and get our bodies moving, it’s hardly surprising that half of us put on up to five kilograms over winter (Dieticians Association research, May 2015). Former ironman Guy Leech…

Why does my calf hurt when I run?

 The pattern seems to be a predictable one: the runner has increasing pain that builds up as the distance continues, sometimes culminating in having to stop. But what is the cause?

Rest is training too, you know!

You may not expect us to advise you to take a break, but for any exercise or sports program to be fully effective there has to be sufficient recovery time – otherwise your next workout or training session might just take you backwards!