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Hoka Highland Fling training blog 11: The loneliness of long distance running

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the eleventh week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou goes in search of inclines and company.

Week 11 and my training plan for the Hoka Highland Fling stipulated two 35-minute tempo runs in the morning and evening on Tuesday, an interval session on Wednesday, some strength and conditioning work on Thursday, a fast 5K followed by a 25-minute cool down on Friday and a long paced run ...  ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 10: race day nutrition

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the tenth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou experiments with ultra running fuel.

In the tenth week of my training for the Hoka Highland Fling the repercussions of sneaking a marathon in have started to show, but not necessarily in a bad way. In the immediate 72 hours following a marathon I am usually struck with an all-consuming hunger that just won’t leave me. ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 9: Overcoming imposter syndrome

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the ninth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou struggles with imposter syndrome.

After nine weeks of training like a bat out of hell, I am now well over the halfway mark for the The Hoka Highland Fling. In many ways the past two and a bit months have gone by in a flash. Despite putting the miles in and starting to feel like ...  ... 

How to run on the dreadmill without losing your mind

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
The key to finding ways to stay entertained on indoor runs.

The key to marathon preparation is to train with quality and consistency, which you can accomplish on a treadmill. That said, running longer than an hour on a treadmill can be—yawn!—boring, because of the lack of stimulation and scenery change that outdoor long runs provide. However, it is possible to simulate an outdoor ... 

#Run2WorkDay – Turn your run commute into a fat burner

By on in Training
Why not try fasted training on Run2Work day

If you’re someone who can’t function in the morning without your brekky, then this might not be the article for you, but the benefits of fasted training first thing in the morning might make you change your mind. Bucking the trend that every training session should always be completed with high ... 

Mo Pain, Mo Gain - Strength training with Mo Farah

By on in Training
A selection of key moves from Farah’s strength and conditioning regime

This steps make up Mo's hour long strength and conditioning sessions. Do ten reps of each, see how that feels and then repeat. You'll soon feel the burn! Gym ball windscreen wipers Hold the ball using your ankles and rotate through your core to lower it to the floor, both sides.  Continue ... 

8 great podcasts for long runs

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Need a little distraction on your long runs? Try one of these 8 podcasts to keep your thoughts occupied and your feet pounding the streets.

Long runs provide the perfect opportunity to explore your surroundings, get lost in your thoughts or solve complex mathematical equations (if you’re that way inclined). But for even the most ardent fans of solitude, once you’ve enjoyed the beautiful sounds of nature or listened to your favourite disco mix a ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 5: the joys of following a training plan

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the fifth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou starts to find her feet.

As a laid back soul runner, I confess I've never been one to follow a training plan. Before an event I often start my training full of good intentions, but by week two I usually fall off the wagon in favour of freestyling. However, this time around with a weekly ... 

Divide and conquer your long runs

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
The benefits to splitting your long runs in two.

There are many ways to train for long distance running, but the key is to develop a schedule that fits into your lifestyle. The great news is marathon training allows for plenty of flexibility, and it can be fun to tailor a custom plan. The idea of breaking up a longer ... 

Race more to run better

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
How frequent racing can make you a better competitor.

Defending champion Shalane Flanagan skipped the national 10,000-metre championships last June because she was preparing for a marathon...in September. Like Flanagan, many top athletes race sparingly, waiting until their fitness is perfect before toeing the line. But it wasn't always that way. In the months leading up to his American ... 

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