Dealing with the long run blues

Let’s be honest we’ve all gone for those longer runs and felt early on that it just isn’t clicking. Normally no reason or warning it just isn’t gonna work today! This article is a nice read about how to deal with those runs that just don’t feel right! http://www.runnersworld.com/training/g28801533/how-to-get-through-long-run-reader-tips

How to Improve Your Running With Cross-Training

A decent little article giving some good cross training suggestions to improve your running. — Read on http://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/lifehacker.com/how-to-improve-your-running-with-cross-training-1786578652/amp

Some of the best running books for that summer holiday reading

This came up today on Facebook. Normally Facebook sponsored links are irrelevant and annoying. But this one is actually perfectly aligned with thinking about books for that late summer holiday 👍 http://www.facebook.com/440137179477111/posts/1376901852467301

South west coasts path June 2018 – Porthcurno to Sennen – via Lands End

Short training sessions for Ultra Training

I saw this posted online somewhere and thought it was a nice article about how some specific short sessions can really help build strength and endurance for ultra running. Worth a go! Short sessions for longer running 🤷‍♂️ http://www.jamesrunsfar.com/blog/shorter-training-sessions-for-ultra-runners

Training advice from Ultratunner David Roche

This link is the the Apple podcast for the Ginger Runner Live podcast with David Roche. It’s a fab insight into the methods he believes are the best ways to train. Great advice from a legend of Ultra Running. Well worth a listen Also find at gingerrunner.com podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ginger-runner-live/id874790107

The route through my first 100Km

How I handled my first Ultra Marathon Having written a review of the Race to the Stones 2019 (LINK), I have now reflected more on what I did on the day and in the lead up to the race. The race was great and I really enjoyed it. The experience. was unbelievable and one IContinue reading “The route through my first 100Km”

Hills training the what, how and why!

Having now introduced hills into my training plan I thought I would share this. It’s a good little article explaining why hills are helpful, but also some basic tips on how to run hills. — Read on runnerclick.com/hills-training-with-unbelievable-benefits-for-runners/

Ultramarathon Training: A Guide to Everything – iRunFar.com

Having just done an ultra and having kind of made up my training plan I thought I would look at what advice is out there for training to achieve the ultra distance. This article is a nice one. Seems an honest article covering a broad range of topics but also in an unbiased fashion. ThereContinue reading “Ultramarathon Training: A Guide to Everything – iRunFar.com”

Runner recovery – another view on recovery strategies for runners

As I complete my first post ultramarathon recovery run I again think recovery strategies. As important as training strategies. I’m an advocate of active recovery and getting backlog to running in a small and controlled fashion quickly after an event. The article link below explores the thoughts of a professional runner and their strategies forContinue reading “Runner recovery – another view on recovery strategies for runners”