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  • Marathon Training In Heat And Humidity
     I want to share with you today some tips for marathon training in heat and humidity, especially when doing the long runs that you have to do for marathon training. Before we get into the facts around how to best do your marathon training in heat and humidity, let’s start with what should be pretty …
  • Can Mental Toughness Be A Learnt Skill For A Runner?
    Mental Toughness Is When You Can Find Fuel In An Empty Tank.  A often overlooked when improving as an endurance runner. If you want to run further or faster or both, you have to train your body…But you have to build your mental resolve, be it a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or beyond… Often, part …
  • Getting Older As A Runner Is A Reality. What You Do With That Reality That Matters.
    I was walking to work recently, and the sun was out, but I felt sorry for myself. Few aches, few pains, and I wondered, am I getting too old for this running malarkey? I am aware of this paradox because, I know, getting older does have its impacts. As they say… Argue reality; you know …
  • Why Your Running Is Not Getting Easier And What To Do About It.
    First of all, if you would prefer to watch a video about why your running is not getting easier and what are some solutions. Pop over to my YouTube channel Silverback Runner. Running has become a part of my life. I love the feeling of being able to run freely without worrying about life or …
  • Are Recovery Runs Necessary, And What Are They?
    I’ve been a runner for many years, but I’ve always been quite cynical about recovery runs, not recovery in itself. I think recovery for older runners is essential. However, I have often thought, oh well, recovery days are sitting at home, with your feet up. But over the last couple of years in my running …
  • Does 80/20 Running Work
    You have more than likely heard of 80/20 training; however, you might be wondering … Will 80/20 running work for me when I am training? What Is 80/20 Running So, first of all, what actually is 80/20? Training? I mean, what does that actually mean to the average amateur runner? Well put very, very simply, …
  • Are Running Watches Worth It Or Could They Be Harmful To Your Running
    Is It Worth Getting A Running Watch?  Is it worth getting a running watch? Many runners look at running watches and think, Is it worth it to me, or would I be better off without one? Well, let’s start with the good. I love my running watch its a Garmin 245 And I love running …
  • Ever Wondered- Why Am I Running Slow All Of A Sudden.
    If you have ever wondered why I am running slow all of a sudden, let’s begin with a brutal fact. Ultimately, we all get slower; if this were not true, we would have people in their 80s winning Olympic gold medals. However, some types of slowing down as a runner can be stopped and reversed, …
  • 5 Benefits Of Running Consistently
    So what are the key benefits of running consistently? And why is consistency so important when you want to become a better runner?  Well, consistency is something that I think is key to improving as a runner.   I can remember talking to my team in my hair salon. And one of the sayings we used …
  • Using Rate Of Perceived Exertion For Runners
    I was coaching a newer runner the other day, somebody that has really just begun their running journey. It really re-educated and reminded me of the fundamental importance of the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) or rating of perceived effort.  RPE comes from the Borg scale used generally in many areas of life to rate …