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Periodisation: Best Way To Avoid Burnout

Ever reached that point in training when your legs become heavy and lethargic, you lose the spring in your step, your performances stop improving or even start to deteriorate, injuries start to creep in, and you feel fatigued mentally and physically even on your rest days? A major problem experienced by many runners, elite and amateur alike, is thinking that training and racing as hard as possible all the time will bring about results.   […]

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Why It’s OK To Walk

Many runners, from recreational beginners to seasoned regulars at road races, view walking during a race, or even in training, as some sort of indication of weakness or failure. It’s as if you’re not strong enough, physically or mentally, to run the whole way. This became evident to me during a recent marathon. The race combined a 36km and marathon distance, with an extra loop at halfway which allowed the marathoners to re-join the race […]

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Run On Air With Breath-Based Training

When people decide to start running, one of the most common stumbling blocks to enjoying the experience is the inability to breathe while running for any period of time. This generally means you’re running too hard for your ability! For any exercise plan to be followed it has to be sustainable and enjoyable. In order to enjoy running, you have to get past the feeling that your muscles may spontaneously combust at any moment and […]

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10 Ways to Ace 10km

Sometimes those of us who’ve been running races for decades take for granted things that would never occur to a novice runner. If you’re a novice and looking to do your first 10km race, follow these simple but vital tips and you won’t look back. They may seem like common sense, but everyone’s learned at least one of these lessons from personal experience 1 Train right Just like writing an exam without studying, running a […]

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