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Tag: RUNNING FITNESS

Competitive Racing: Why You Should Try It

The health benefits — mind, body and soul — are considerable when you race competitvely, whether this is on foot, wheels or with wings. Have you ever considered competitive racing? Even if you’re not the competitive type, there are reasons why you should. Every year, people put on their running shoes to compete against others […]

TOP TEN RUNNING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Do you want to run faster and have greater endurance? Then it’s time to find out what the top 10 mistakes of running are, so you can eliminate these from your training.

LEARNING PROPER RUNNING PACE TECHNIQUES USING GPS

Recently, I ran a marathon with a few of the runners I coach. Over the course of the race, many people were talking, questioning and almost arguing with themselves about how far they had run. They also questioned their running pace. Runners need to learn what certain running paces feel like. But is the old school technique of running on a track with a stop watch better than modern GPS tracking devices?

MENTAL TRAINING TIPS FOR RUNNING

As the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games finished, the games presented a great opportunity for all of us to learn from the best athletes in the world. There were a large number of fantastic performances in all sports and as a coach I am always intrigued about how I can help my athletes improve their performances. In particular, I look for ways to prepare my athletes in handling the mental stress of training and racing.

IF YOU WANT TO RUN FASTER, THEN SLOW DOWN

Over the years, when I have meet runners for the 1st time, and they often talk about their goals. One of the 1st questions I ask is, “Tell me about how you train?” Many runners say the same; they run the same paces every day. When I then ask these runners how fast they race, almost all, say slower.

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