With a lot of us working from home or minding kids we find ourselves having a bit more time to exercise. This is a great opportunity to create some new goals. People who normally frequent gyms are now running roads and trails they have never done so before. Motivation to exercise or run can be … Continue reading New Goals
Running - Older But Faster! Running began for me as a young child. I fell into it, I was a boxer first, but through my training I discovered that I was a fairly good runner too. I was one of those athletes of decent ability who fell through the cracks during college, which led to … Continue reading Running – Older But Faster!
Marathon Week - How to manage your thoughts & feelings Marathon week is probably the hardest week of all the weeks leading up to the race. This is the time when you starting doubting yourself, feel niggles, thinking your legs are heavy and have a general lack of energy. The upshot of this is, its … Continue reading Marathon Week
Aerobic base An aerobic base is the cornerstone of any running related sport. You cannot build a sound physical condition without a sound aerobic base. The natural progression of movement from birth is to roll, crawl, walk, run. Endurance sports are no different. Weather you play football, soccer, hurling, running, triathlon, tennis, it is irrelevant. The basis for … Continue reading Build Your Aerobic Base!
Overstride As I outlined in my previous post, overstriding is a major contributor to knee pain and poor economy. I want to highlight some exercises and running form drills that you can incorporate into your training, to help prevent your overstride. Hernan Pinera Look Forward Not Down. As we run, where we look has an impact on … Continue reading How To Fix Your Overstride
Ankle sprains are common place in both a sporting environment and during everyday life. The most common types of ankle sprains are an inversion ankle sprain and an eversion ankle sprain. With an inversion ankle sprain, the anterior talofibular ligament is disrupted and possibly the calcaenofibular ligament on the outside of the ankle. With an … Continue reading Ankle Sprain – Physical Therapy
There is no such thing as junk miles. Junk miles have been talked about for years with various perspectives on them. Often junk miles are viewed as running for the sake of running, with no particular target or goal in mind for that run. They are the fillers around the speed sessions and long run. For … Continue reading Junk Miles – Running
Core Stability, What is it? Core stability, why do runners need a good core? Mention core work to most people, and they think of crunchers/sit ups and planks. How do we define our core? These should be easy questions to answer as core stability is everywhere, from GAA training to pilates to boot camps. … Continue reading Core Stability For Runners
Training diaries are an important element of a comprehensive training plan. We get so much information from our own personalised training diary. What we put into it is our own choice. With modern gps devices, a lot of informative data is recorded and displayed for you.
I like many skeptics thought I couldn't sustain myself with such an approach. Normally, regular weekly miles at 50 - 70 miles per week required copious amounts of pasta, rice, potatoes, bagles, etc. Then there was the recovery drinks....