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Weekly training report: 10th November 2014

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 10th November 2014. Part of a series of weekly reports, briefly summarising my training during that week and plans for the following week. You will find the vast majority of my workouts published through my Strava, Runkeeper and Movescount accounts. Where applicable I have provided direct links to specific workouts on Strava…

Weekly training report: 3rd November 2014

This is the first in a new series of weekly posts which I plan to publish,  briefly summarising my training from last week and plans for this week. Hopefully this will also tie in with some upcoming articles about my wider training plan for 2015, to give you a flavour of how I approach my training and juggle it with other…

Develop a core strength habit to reduce injury and improve performance

I have long been a strong believer in including regular core and flexibility in your training programme, both as a way to prevent injury through improved joint strength and mobility but also as a way to increase performance. What is your Core? But what do we mean by core? When asked many will say that their core is their abdominals…

A Half Term Trail Run – Off Exploring The Fens

Its half term here in the UK and I’ve also taken the week off to be with the family. My wife was kind enough to give me a day pass to do my own thing and with the the weather bright and clear it seemed like the perfect opportunity to lace up the shoes and head off across the Fens…

In search of that elusive ITB and TLF stretch

As you may have see from Twitter and Facebook, the end of my 2014 season has hit a few speed bumps. First a couple of races were either rescheduled or cancelled altogether, the later being my A race for 2014 so am obviously extremely disappointed. Things went from bad to worse however when I started to get some knee pain….

Treatment and Prevention of Common Running Injuries

We’ve all been there, niggling strain or slight twinge that we run through or keeps coming back time and time again.  This article provides a great overview to the 7 most common running injuries, what causes them, how to treat them and most importantly how to prevent them reoccurring.  

Strava = Fun but (potentially) Unfocussed Training

Now I love Strava as much as the next man but I have to say I am 100% in agreement with Andy on this one.  I have been a member of Strava for years and its really come on leaps and bounds, trying to move beyond their traditional cycling audience and embrace runners and triathletes. Their training tools are really good, especially the ability to design…

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