Hold your horses! Marathon pacing

Hold your horses! Marathon pacing

You're ready! You’ve done the months of training. You’ve put in hours and hours of running. You’ve dealt with the niggles, the doubts, the setbacks and now you stand in the pen at the start of your marathon. You are as ready as you’ll ever be, and all that stands...
Switching to fat?

Switching to fat?

A Case For Fat - An Overview of Energy Systems? This article is designed to provide you with a brief look at our energy systems and why eating a diet low in carbs and high in fat may help recreational runners like you and me in our running performance. First, we need...
Marathon nerves

Marathon nerves

I’m not ready! “Whoa! My autumn marathon is almost upon me and I don’t think I’ll be ready…” Are you thinking this? I know some of the athletes I coach and others that I also talk to are – even the really experienced ones –  it’s those marathon...
Shin strength exercises for runners

Shin strength exercises for runners

As we learnt in an earlier post, one of the things that can be a factor in shin splints are weak shin muscles. The muscles that we are particularly interested in are the tibialis anterior muscles. However, a couple of others are also important here… Extensor...
Ankle testing for runners

Ankle testing for runners

In previous posts we’ve looked at ankle mobility and some of the reasons why we get shin splints. Now we’re going to follow those up with a quick way to assess your ankle range of motion, how much you need and how to increase it. So let’s dive right...