Base Training For 100km Trail Race

How do we get maximum benefit from base training for 100km? What is the Base of training? This is the most important phase of training. Here we complement the post Training For 100km Trail Race: 16 Week Overview by diving into the details of the 8 week base phase....

Training For 100km Trail Race: 16 Week Overview

16 weeks training for a 100km trail race. How do we structure running to be race ready? What does it take to prepare for a 100km running race? This is a simple guiding structure to training. There are pros and cons to the different ways of training. The approach...

Not A Runner

Not a runner? Lining Up Thirteen years old and lining up for the school cross country. I pushed my shoe into the muddy ground. Rarely did we have the freedom to get covered in dirt at school. It was a brief thought, replaced with the worry of the race...

Redefine Your Easy: Not Just Slow Running

The body is inherently lazy. It is clever in finding ways to have you take the easy way out. When training towards big goals we need to get past this. Check your base point of training and redefine your easy. Defining Easy Easy is a relevant concept. I’ve written about...

Best Way To Start A Running Program

Welcome to a new year. New goals. New running program. Over the last couple of decades I’ve tried different approaches to kick starting my next training. In this post I share what I find to be my best way to start a running program. The approach isn’t about exact...

Christmas Training Block: Running In The Silly Season

Struggling to train during the silly season? I find it harder. A mixture of increased demands on time, renovations, social stuff, kids not at school and all the miscellaneous extras Christmas brings makes it harder to fit it in running. Here’s my plans for the Christmas training block.  ...

Eltham Fun Run 2018 10km: Race Report

The Eltham Fun Run teamed up with the Pat Cronin Foundation to combine health and fitness with a very important cause. Head over to the Pat Cronin Foundation and to help Stop The Coward’s Punch. You can train all you like, but it takes a race to show up...

VO2 Intervals

VO2 intervals are one of the best ways to improve distance running. If you want to get faster then max out your oxygen use. VO2 intervals are the most important fast session in my running plan. This is a run not to skip. As with all running there a...

New Running Plan

Over the last four weeks I have experimented with my run training. I haven’t followed a normal training program. Instead I’ve tested how I respond to different types of run sessions. This has led to a new running plan.   Why Have I Experimented?   I have a goal...