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A Year in the Life of an Aspiring Marathon Runner

A Year in the Life of an Aspiring Marathon Runner

A Year In The Life Of An Aspiring Marathon Runner   Randomly looking back at 2007. Why 2007? Because the Chichester 10k came up in a conversation with another coach from that area. I couldn’t remember when I’d run there. He found the results: 7th place, 34:14....

How to Be Injured More Successfully

How to Be Injured More Successfully

How to Be Injured More Successfully   No one likes to be injured. The truth is most of us are terrible at being injured. Which is funny when you consider how much time as runners we spend being injured. Fortunately I am very happy to share my extensive experience with...

My Name is Jo and I am a runner

My Name is Jo and I am a runner

My name is Jo and I am a runner   Probably time for a training update: Current situation is there is no current training.   Like a junkie who thinks one little hit here and there can’t hurt, I ran a few little extra miles here and there. A bit further and a bit...

Progression in a session

Progression in a session

Progression is the foundation of any successful training plan. The secret is to know how and when to develop the progression in a session to get the most from your training programme.   I illustrate how to build progression in a session with one of my favourite...

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...