Seven strength exercises to improve your running
Training

Seven strength exercises to improve your running

Strength training improves running performance and helps prevent injury. But what exercises should you focus on? And how often should you do them? This guide to strength training for runners explains more. Why is strength training important? When it comes…

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How to run a 5K PB
Training

How to run a 5K PB

IF you want to run a faster 5K getting your training right is essential. But what type of training should you be doing? And for how long? Here are a few workouts to help improve your 5k time.

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Fitting training into a busy schedule
Training

Fitting training into a busy schedule

MY return to running has become a bit of a joke. I manage a good week of training but then there’s a setback. So far, this has included gastroenteritis, an injured Shetland pony and thee-hour traffic jams, several nights on…

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Edinburgh Half Marathon: Training week one
Training

Edinburgh Half Marathon: Training week one

I SHOULD be celebrating because last week I completed my first full week of training. This is very exciting stuff. I’m not fit, but at least I’m on the way to fitness. I’ve got time too, because the Edinburgh Half…

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Hoping the plan comes together
Sub 40 10k training

Hoping the plan comes together

IN all my years of running I’ve never had a training schedule. I’ve always made it up as I go: hills one night, speed the next, a bit of tempo here, a threshold there. I’ve tagged onto other people’s training,…

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