Category: Running Tips

6 reasons why 10K is the perfect distance

Now, I love running long distances; I absolutely adore them. But the distance that I consider to be absolute perfection is the 10K: 1. With a minimal amount of running, 10km training keeps you in great shape Three days of running per week for 50 – 60 minutes equals to approximately 25 – 30 km…. [Read More]

Running after pregnancy

Back in the olden days, being pregnant meant hanging up your running shoes and sitting very still until the arrival of the blessed bundle. But today keeping active while pregnant is encouraged by doctors. You just need to know how to go about it safely. Today we’ve teamed up with the wonderful Jill of Running… [Read More]

What NOT to do when you get injured 

This week in my final days before Ironman Zurich I’ve been having trouble with my left knee. It’s not an acute injury like a tear or a break; it’s just generically “sore” and I can’t seem to shake it. In the meantime I’m trying to find a way to at least get to the starting… [Read More]

How to calm pre-race nerves

I told my husband that I was going to write about calming pre-race nerves. He started laughing and asked, “You?” Let’s just say that I’ve not always had a great history of being calm before a race. But when I recognised that it was becoming a problem no matter what the race or distance, I took the matter… [Read More]

5 tips for running while you’re on vacation

It seems like everybody is packing for their summer vacation this week. Many of our clients have requested their training plans ahead of time with the added disclaimer, “I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up with the schedule while I’m away…” I think it is absolutely possible to keep running, no matter where… [Read More]

Even crazy desert ultra runners do The Stork

Recently Julia was asked by the organisers of the famous 100km of the Sahara to star in a video to help those training for this epic desert race. Guess what topic she covered? Foot agility. Having strong, agile feet is essential for everyone, not just runners. Strong, conditioned feet are not only important for runners and… [Read More]

Two ways to good running hair days

You’re running along, enjoying the fresh air and the fire in your lungs; feeling slightly smug and happy to be alive. But then a chunk of hair escapes from your ponytail. It flops into your eyes. It whips your cheeks. It welds annoyingly to your lip balm. Next thing you’re flapping your hands around your… [Read More]

Magic tricks

I was snoozing away the other morning when I heard the faint sound of a text message arriving. I was in that semi-comatose state of waiting for the alarm to go off. I grabbed the phone and opened the text. I didn’t have my glasses on but I could see it was a mile-long message containing… [Read More]

How to keep hydrated when it’s hot hot hot

We’re in the midst of a heat wave over here in Europe. It’s supposed to reach 40°C/104°F this week. I do most of my running after 8PM but even then it’s still a struggle. I sweat a lot and need to make sure I keep hydrated. A common misconception runners have about hydrating is that… [Read More]

Running a 5k or 10k race

I’ve been running and racing since 1990. Just looking at that date makes me feel ancient! I remember the precise moment when I decided that I wanted to start running: I was inspired by a poster for a race being held in my town. Twenty-three years later (gah!) I’m still here. I can’t think of… [Read More]