During Covid 19, should your running be Covert?

Well… some of it. Only because it’s for your own safety and the safety of those you come into contact with. Lets get into it then… Before the Presidents address a bunch of races were already cancelled or postponed. Some of our runners were supposed to be in Tokyo and Paris, others more local like Two Oceans, Irene Ultra and Loskop Ultra. After the President’s address all gatherings of 100 people or more are prohibited, so no more races until after Easter and quite possibly longer. At the moment it’s…

Goal Setting – Give yourself a fighting chance.

Setting running goals is the first step to creating a balanced and customized training plan, and that process is one that is best undertaken by the athlete and his or her coach together. There are many factors that lead you to choosing a goal, a friends suggests a race, you see a race on Facebook, you have a desire to do a certain distance like  a marathon etc. There is nothing wrong with selecting a goal based on these things but what does affect you reaching it successfully is your…

Tips for the Running Feet

It’s been a while since my last tip so it’s about time I got started again, the following set of tips are on the Running Foot. Each foot has 20 muscles that keep the shape of your foot and work together to move the 26 bones and 33 joints. All in all, more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments work together to make sure that your first foot strike is the start of a great run. Tip No 1 – Change your mind set about your feet. As runners the…

8 Tips on Running Stride, Form & Posture

Below are all the Tips on Running Stride, Form & Posture, the post will be updated when a new tip is posted. These tips are on Running Stride, Form & Posture – Improving Stride, Form and Posture can add a lot of value to your running, making you more comfortable, relaxed and giving you an all around easier run. So here goes. Tip No 1, – Don’t expect overnight results, improving Stride, Form or Posture is a matter of ridding old habits and creating new ones which can take weeks,…

10 Tips on Training your Butt

Below are all the tips for Training your Butt, the post will be updated when a new tip is posted. The gluteus is composed of three muscles and all three have a purpose in running. The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body and has just as large a role to play in making you a more efficient runner, yet it is the most neglected of all the running muscles, so, Tip No 1 on Training your Butt is stop neglecting your butt, follow the tips for the next…

20 tips on Training your Mind

Below are all the tips for Training your mind, the post will be updated when a new tip is posted. 20 tips on Training your Mind Training your mind is as important as training your body, having strong robust mind will help you get through those difficult workouts. Here is Tip No.1 on Training the mind. Think while you run, be conscious of every stride, every breath and every movement, feel your run, take in all the sounds and smells, concentrate and focus on your body, on how it is…

Recovery

Its part of the program Lets start with the definition for training, this a definition from a different perspective….. Training:  The exercise and its matching recovery; whether it’s a single repetition, a single session or a group of sessions. There is always a corresponding recovery. Exercise without recovery is worthless.

Running Form

Yes….. It is important As a coach I am always learning and researching better ways to guide my athletes to improved performance and more comfortable running and one of the facets I use is form conditioning. I don’t simply use form training to fix obvious visual issues but actually to fix the unseen imbalances that escape the untrained eye.