Mindful Running

Mindfulness has many positive effects on health (decreased stress, anxiety and depression, improved heart health, immune and brain function). It can also improve our ability to focus, and tolerate pain, or discomfort. Recently, research has also highlighted potential for improved endurance running performance. So, can mindful running make you a faster runner? In this article,

4 Key Cycling Workouts For Runners

Cycling Workouts for runners

When it comes to cross training for Runners, you really can’t get much better than cycling. Not only is cycling a great alternative to running on easier days, it’s also great way to maintain running fitness when you’re injured. But that’s not all… Cycling can be an effective way to boost running performance – which


Cycling Tips For Runners

In the last article we took a look at the benefits of cycling for runners. In this article, I want to expand on that by looking at some cycling training tips to help runners get the most from cycle training. I’ve used cycle training for several years to supplement my own run training, as well


7 Benefits of Cycling for Runners

Considering adding in some cycling to your running plan? If you’re a runner looking to reduce injury risk, enhance recovery and increase running speed, then cycling is a great option. As runners it can be easy to overlook the training benefits of cross training. It’s natural to prioritise run training. This makes sense, since training should always

Ground contact time balance: why symmetry improves running efficiency

Running Symmetry and 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

10 Benefits of Trail Running

Trail Running Benefits

Considering including some trail running? Here’s why trail running will improve your running. Trail running can really benefit all runners. Whether you race on the road, track, cross country, or trails, including regular trail running should form a key part of your run training formula. From increased strength and stability, improved running efficiency, fewer injuries,

How Hill Sprints Improve Strength, Power and Running Speed

Hill Sprints Running Speed

To run fast we need muscles that are strong, powerful and efficient. And that’s where hill sprints come in… Hill sprints are one of the most effective running workouts for building stronger and more powerful muscles. They help to develop running cadence, stride length and running efficiency. And, by strengthening key running muscles and tendons

6 Reasons Why Runners Should Include Downhill Running Training

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

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

Long Hill VO2max Running Intervals

Long hill repeats combine the training benefits of VO2 max running intervals and muscular endurance 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 – making these a great workout for developing aerobic fitness. There’s just one

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

Tempo Hill Interval Training

If you’re looking for a hill workout to develop aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, muscular endurance, fatigue resistance and your lactate threshold, then you can’t get much better than tempo hills. It’s a great all rounder, that works really well in the build up to key endurance races. Key benefits of Tempo Hill Intervals Develops both

How To Run Incline Treadmill Hill Workouts

Incline Treadmill Hill Workouts

Hill training should be an important part of every runners training schedule. Whilst treadmill hill workouts will never match running hills on the road, or trail running, it can be a useful alternative to hill running. May be you live in an area without any hills? Perhaps you’re prone to injuries when running on the

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

Hill Repeats Running Workouts

Short hill repeats are the most common type of hill training used by runners. It’s an extremely time effective workout for improving your running cadence, stride length, strength, efficiency and speed endurance. Here’s why you should be including short hill repeats in your running training… Great for cadence, stride length and running form Improves muscular strength, power