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7 Speed Workouts for Runners

7 Speed Workouts for Runners

If you have been following our blogs, you will know we have had plenty of blogs on different types of running; below are a few of the more popular ones:

8 Types of Training Runs

6 Reasons Your Long Run is Important

Run Faster AND Longer with Tempo Runs

5 Hill Training Workouts

4 Interval Workouts

Today’s blog is about running faster, and some simple workouts that will help you increase your speed; when you’re first learning how to run fast, whether you’re new to speed work; it’s early in your running...


How Running Lessens Risk of Heart Disease

How Running Lessens Risk of Heart Disease

When running, or jogging became a nationwide fad in the 1970’s the fitness revolution was led by a runner by the name of Jim Fixx, who wrote the book The Complete Book of Running in 1977. In 1984, while running on a trail by his home in Vermont Fixx tragically passed away at the age of 52.

While many people I know used this to explain to me running did not, in fact, lead to a longer, more productive life if the movement’s leader died of a heart attack at such a young age. It was...


6 Fartlek Workouts

6 Fartlek Workouts

What is a fartlek workout? This method was developed by a Swedish track athlete named Gustaf Holmer in the 1930’s and is a combination of the Swedish word for “speed” (fart) and “play” (lek). The original fartlek training involves frequently increasing and decreasing the running speed and thereby the training load when running outdoors. The effort and interval duration are not planned; these are determined by the terrain or running surface and can be alternated according to how you feel during the workout. The effort then varies throughout the workout.

Unlike your long run, tempo runs or intervals, during the fartlek run...


5 Hill Training Workouts

5 Hill Training Workouts

One of the simplest and most efficient ways to improve your running is by adding regular hill sessions into your training. Hill workouts build strength and power in your legs, which, as well as helping you with the hill section in your races, will also make you faster on the flat part of the course.

In addition, hill training will help you improve your running form as it’s almost impossible to run hills without lifting your knees and feet; this will train you to “keep your knees up” more during your regular runs, improving your form.

Before we get to...


7 Ways to Nail your Summer Races

7 Ways to Nail your Summer Races

Are you trying to set a personal best at your next race? Whether it’s a live race or a virtual race, there are ways you can make sure you nail it!! But, to do this, you need to focus on certain things during your training and on race day. 

As I got older, I became aware of the concept of “age grading” my times and was intent on getting my age graded time for a 5K down below 20 minutes. In looking at this, that meant I had to get below 25 minutes for my actual 5K time which is...