training4endurance

FTP Cycling Tests: How to improve FTP

FTP Cycling Tests: How to measure and increase your FTP

A Functional Threshold Power (FTP) cycling test is a simple, non-invasive, way of assessing your cycling performance level. As well as measuring cycling performance, it’s widely used to determine specific cycling training zones. In this article we’re going to take a look at FTP tests, how to assess FTP and look at ways to improve …

FTP Cycling Tests: How to measure and increase your FTP Read More »

Running Symmetry and efficiency

Ground contact time balance: why symmetry improves running efficiency

If you want to improve running efficiency and become a faster runner: then pay attention to your running symmetry. That’s the findings of a recent study, published in the International Journal of Exercise Science. In this article we’ll take a look at: running symmetry, why it’s important, how to assess it using ground contact time …

Ground contact time balance: why symmetry improves running efficiency Read More »

Hill Sprints Running Speed

Hill Sprints: the key to improving strength, power and running speed

To run fast we need muscles that are strong, powerful and efficient.  And if you’re looking for a time efficient running workout, to develop strength, speed and power, you can’t get much better than hill sprints. Hill sprints are one of the most effective running workouts for building stronger and more powerful muscles. Developing our …

Hill Sprints: the key to improving strength, power and running speed Read More »

Downhill Running Training

6 Reasons Why Runners Should Include Downhill Running Training

Downhill running is a skill that’s often overlook. After all, downhill running’s easier so why would you need to train for that? And, if I’m being honest it’s something I’ve sometimes overlooked. But that’s a mistake. In fact, specific downhill running training can be used to boost running performance. Making you a stronger, faster, and …

6 Reasons Why Runners Should Include Downhill Running Training Read More »

Long Hill VO2max Running Intervals

Long Hill Running Intervals: Improve Aerobic Capacity (VO2max) and Muscular Endurance

Long hill intervals combine the training benefits of VO2max running intervals and hill training. They’re similar to the longer intervals that most runners are familiar with – 600, 800 or even 1000m intervals. They’re also run at a similar intensity. There’s just one difference….the additional resistance from running against gravity. They’re a great way to …

Long Hill Running Intervals: Improve Aerobic Capacity (VO2max) and Muscular Endurance Read More »

Tempo Hill Interval Training

Tempo Hill Intervals: the best all round endurance hill running session?

If you’re looking for a hill workout to develop aerobic and anaerobic endurance, muscular endurance, fatigue resistance and your lactate threshold, then you can’t get much better than tempo hill intervals. Tempo hill intervals are one of my favourite hill sessions. In fact, they’re my go to hill workout in the build up to key …

Tempo Hill Intervals: the best all round endurance hill running session? Read More »

Hill Repeats Running Workouts

Short Hill Repeats: improve strength, running cadence and speed endurance

Short hill repeats are the most common type of hill training used by runners. They’re a very time effective hill running workout for improving running cadence, stride length, efficiency and speed endurance.  Here’s why you should be including short hill repeats in your running training: Develops Running cadence & stride length Increases Muscular strength & power Improves …

Short Hill Repeats: improve strength, running cadence and speed endurance Read More »

Stryd footpod running power meter

Stryd Footpod Review (2020) – how using Stryd improved my running

The Stryd running power meter is a high end lightweight running footpod that claims to improve training and racing effectiveness. It measures a number of key running metrics, whilst also providing valuable insights into your training and running form. But how useful is the Stryd footpod? Is it worth the cost? And more importantly will …

Stryd Footpod Review (2020) – how using Stryd improved my running Read More »

How to improve distance running performance

Looking to improve running speed: here’s 20 ways to become a faster runner

We all run with the purpose of improving something: whether it’s to improve your health, fitness, lose weight or improve running speed. Yet, achieving consistent improvements isn’t easy. Often, we see big improvements when we first start running training. The problem is training progression is never consistent. And overtime this rate of improvement begins to …

Looking to improve running speed: here’s 20 ways to become a faster runner Read More »

Race day nutrition for runners

Why endurance runners should practice race day nutrition in training

Whilst runners naturally focus a lot of attention on endurance running sessions, often less attention is placed on practising race day nutrition in the build to important long-distance races such as marathons, or ultra marathons.  As an endurance athlete you’ll know the importance of using good nutrition strategies to maximise running performance. Whether this takes the …

Why endurance runners should practice race day nutrition in training Read More »

Scroll to Top