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A good coach sees more than just the data

A good coach sees more than just the data

Good coaching is about more than data – it’s about people. It’s about you. I am the biggest geek when it comes to running data. As a coach I love to spend hours analysing detailed breakdowns of running sessions. But I also know that the most important feedback is...

“Eat My Farts!” Family Running Session

“Eat My Farts!” Family Running Session

You’re never too old to laugh at the word “Fartlek”! The name for this fartlek family running session came from my 8-year-old daughter when I told her we were doing a fartlek this week. “Eat my farts!” combines both fun and good quality running training. It is based...

Family Running Session – Meet & Beat

Family Running Session – Meet & Beat

Welcome to my lockdown Family Running Session! Trying to juggle your own running, taking the kids out for fresh air and exercise, and complying with the once-a-day exercise rule? You want to be a good, selfless parent. But you are still a runner, and human being, at...

Don’t let the setbacks set you back

Don’t let the setbacks set you back

Marathon training - What should you do next? – Part 3 Over the years my running mantra has always been “Don’t let the setbacks set you back”. Now it’s become a mantra for everyday life not just for running. But the big question is what should you do now? As an...

Second Chances and Golden Opportunities

Second Chances and Golden Opportunities

What should you do next in your marathon training? – Part 2 By now you’ve had a few days to let the dust settle on the news that your spring marathon has been postponed. Instead of being disappointed focus on the second chance and golden opportunities you’ve been...

Marathon training – What should you do next?

Marathon training – What should you do next?

Marathon Training - What should you do next? Part 1 Now your marathon training plans have been thrown up in the air what should you do next? If you don’t have a marathon coach you have probably found your 16-week marathon training plan is suspiciously quiet on what to...

Make your long run count

Make your long run count

All marathon runners know you should make your long run count. We take masochistic pride in them. We know we should run them at a slower pace.  But often that feels pointless and unnecessarily time-consuming. So most of us struggle to resist the temptation to see how...

Staying Positive When Injury Strikes

Staying Positive When Injury Strikes

Staying positive when injury strikes is one of the biggest challenges. Sadly as an athlete I’ve got a lot of experience to call on here. From not running for nearly a year after rupturing my plantar fascia the day after the Commonwealth Games, to frequently missing...