A Heel Strike is Nasty

A Heel Strike is Nasty

Injuries are so common in endurance sport and the heel strike is the devil. Most people would have you believe that injury is normal. It’s not. Luckily, more and more people are seeing the benefits of a mid-foot or forefoot strike over a heel strike. When landing in...
How to Structure a Warm Up

How to Structure a Warm Up

The purpose of a warm up is to prime your muscles, your nervous system and your brain for the rigors of what you are about to undertake.  Depending on the duration and intensity, you could be putting your body under tremendous stress so you want to ease into that and...
Running Fast is a Skill which can be Learned

Running Fast is a Skill which can be Learned

  Just like using a spoon, speaking a language or kicking a ball, running is a skill.  It’s not something that is inherently within us from birth; we need to build the strength to sit up, then to stand, then to walk before we can run.  Unfortunately for most of the...
18 ways to reinvigorate your running training

18 ways to reinvigorate your running training

Winter is coming and the thought of getting out of a warm, comfortable bed to run through the cold, dark, wet streets is certainly not enticing, is it?  You’re not alone.  Those streets and parks that were busy with happy athletes during the warmer, sun-drenched...