Runners

Training around your menstrual cycle

A big revelation happened after watching this Ted Talk by Stacy Sims. She explains how research around sports performance is done on men because “women are an anomaly”. This means that the fact that women menstruate has led to us women being ignored by sports research. Luckily she has taken this up and done her […]

This is how I do it!

Recently one of my clients called me Superwoman because of my training schedule and triathlon adventures. Although I don’t think of myself quite like that, I do sometimes think I must be a bit different from others as I train almost everyday and I am driven by my race goals.

On the other hand, I […]

Tips for 2021 Fitness Goals

We are now in the last week of January. It is typically a time of the year when goals are already made and broken. Have you set goals? How are you getting on?

If you find it hard to set up your fitness goals, here are 3 of my top tips for setting them..

Pick […]

I want to help you be consistent

One of the important aspects of training which helps with making progress is being consistent. If you train once every couple of weeks you won’t make progress, however, if you can commit to two or three sessions a week it is definitely possible to make gains in strength, condition and your health.

I have had […]

Lower back pain

(Please be aware this advice doesn’t replace medical advice)

One of the most common reasons people come to see me for biomechanics coaching is because they have lower back pain. After I explain to them I don’t treat pain and they are happy with that, we can start working on improving how they move. In […]

Running using the MAF method

More than 2 years ago I was training for the Boston Marathon and made this video together with my coach Matt Warnock of Rebel Coaching about running using the MAF method. When you run you are keeping an eye on keeping your heart rate the same throughout the run. The heart rate in beats […]

Benefits of walking

Last year the BBC did a programme here that effectively dismissed the idea of walking 10,000 steps on the basis that you can get fitter by walking brisker 3 times 10 minutes instead. This is a good way to improve your fitness, but I was disappointed that they totally dismissed walking 10,000 steps out […]

Exercise and stress relief

You know it yourself, you do a workout and the rest of the day you are on a high and are so glad you did it.

We need stress in our lives to stimulate action otherwise we would never get anything done but when it becomes too much it can influence our health in a […]

Why I started running

I have been a runner for over 15 years now. But what got me started and why do I run?

Many people who meet me think that I have always been a runner, but I actually started from zero.

I was always active as a child and was desperate to be a gymnast, with no club […]

Prepare Yourself for Training

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”

This is a much-repeated quote by Benjamin Franklin. And it makes sense in all areas of one’s life.

You don’t just walk into an important meeting without preparing. You don’t go write an exam without going over the material. You don’t enter a competition without training first.

But what about […]