5K Training Advice and Tips

When training for and racing in a 5K, you need information that’s going to get you to the start and finish line in great condition. This site and blog provides you everything you need in simple and easy to understand articles. Don’t make the mistake of using on of those sites that don’t give you the full picture of how to do the simple thing like stretches and form drills.

Cross Country Training & Racing for 5K Strength Gains

Cross country running is a tough form of running. Energy sapping running at it's best (or worst!!) often in muddy or sandy conditions, up small mounds or big hills. Sometimes the weather conditions are cold or wet and generally just all round challenging. To train for this form of running, you need to spend time

Best Treadmills Reviews

One of the reasons you might purchase your own treadmill is to avoid having to train at the gym on potentially outdated, broken down treadmills that are supposed to be commercial grade. More often than not, the treadmills at gyms also have time limits on them or speed limiters meaning you can't get an appropriate run

Preparing Your Running Training For A Long Period

When you've finished a large block of training, you need to reflect on what worked well and what didn't. This means you need to keep good records of what issues arose during the training period with fitness, health, training availability/interruptions, and ultimately the results of the training. It never hurts to experiment a little with your training

Eating Your Own Dog Food

We have a saying in the computer software development industry of "eating your own dog food". Doesn't sound very pleasant but essentially it's about putting your money where your mouth is or using your own products and experiencing what everyone else has to use. The same should apply for running training. Unless you can say you've actually experienced

How Important Is Your Running Form?

When training, running and racing, how important is your running form? You've all seen that runner who has great form and seems to effortlessly glide along. There's no mistake that a great running form not only looks great but more importantly, it can help improve your running times and reduce the risks of injury. What

September 11th, 2016|5K Training|0 Comments

Can You Replace Runs With Swimming and Cycling?

An important part of being a runner is keeping a total for the number of miles/kilometres you run each week or your weekly mileage. The question I asked myself was "can you replace runs with swimming and cycling?", and if you can, what do they contribute to my weekly mileage total? The primary reasons for measuring your weekly mileage total:

September 4th, 2016|5K Training|0 Comments

Can Stress Lead To A Bad Race?

This weekend, I was due to race in our club road champs. A short low stress 7Km race that through different reasons I'd never won before. My preparation wasn't entirely bad this year. I was fit, although not as race fit as I could be, but expected to do well enough to push for the win. However, the

5K Training The Long Run

The long run is a great piece of your training regimen. It builds endurance, mental toughness and sometimes just getting out there and having a run that's enjoyable is a must. This morning, I went for a run with some of the team I'm training. Just over an hour on the hills and through shingle, snow

Setting Goals For Your 5K Training

Setting goals for your 5K training is really important. Lately I've been answering a lot of questions on Quora and Reddit from people asking questions like: How can I train for my first 5K run when I don't run? What is a training schedule to run a 5K? How long does it take to train for

Running, Music and Stride Rate – What’s The Connection?

Music I absolutely love running while listening to music. I actually like riding my bike with music too although that can be a little bit dangerous so don't necessarily recommend it as you're travelling at a lot higher speed and need more awareness of your surroundings. The downside with the music while running is personal risk of