Lisa Tamati, 44, had severe asthma as a child, broke her back in two places at the age of 21-years and compressed two discs. However, she hasn’t let these conditions stand between her and her love of running. Having travelled more than 60,000 kilometres — almost one and a half times around the circumference of the world — on foot, in some of the world’s toughest desert terrains, Tamati can say she has run through hell and survived.
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.
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?
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.
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.