Training
A Question of Training

A Question of Training

It’s often argued that Irish distance runners don’t train as hard as they used to, but is it true? With another Dublin Marathon around the corner, and a World Championships just past, twotime Olympian Colin Griffin attempted to find the answer as part of his Master’s thesis The vast majority

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

National Endurance Coach Steve Macklin recalls lessons for coaches, learned in an 18 year career so far.   RELATIONSHIPS It’s all about relationships. The bottom line is that you are coaching people and not machines; building a relationship with your athletes and having open and honest communication is key to

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The Power of 400s

The Power of 400s

The standard track distance is a powerful training unit for runners at all distances By Steve Macklin, National Junior Endurance Coach and endurance coach education lead for Athletics Ireland 400s – or ‘quarters’ as they are known in the US – are integral to many athletes’ training programmes. Your local track

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Core Values

Core Values

Leg strength and running economy depend intimately on the state of the torso, which is something no marathon runner should forget, writes JEN FEIGHERY Photos: Donal Glackin Think of a strong core and your probably imagining a washboard six-pack on the beach in summer. While this kind of toned abdominal

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A Lasting Transformation

A Lasting Transformation

You can lay the base for a lifelong running habit by following these simple training programmes, writes Lindie Naughton Irish Runner is setting a challenge to those readers who may have lost their way fitness-wise over the years and to new readers looking for direction on those first steps to

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What is Interval Training?

What is Interval Training?

‘Original Interval Training’  The origins of Interval training typically date back to the 1930’s and a man called Dr. Woldemar Gerschler, a German coach who teamed up with a physiologist called Dr. Herbert Reindel. The applied Gerschler’s understanding of the importance of cardiovascular conditioning in the search for a training method

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Twelve Steps To Success Part 1

Twelve Steps To Success Part 1

Losing weight from specific areas is all about the correct combination of diet and exercise. Generally, a well-balanced diet and specific toning exercise will target areas that you wish to work on, be they tummy, hips or thighs. Vital also is cardiovascular exercise which boosts the body’s metabolism and burn

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Are You On Schedule?

Are You On Schedule?

Are you following Hannah Nolan’s 8 Week Training Plan for the fifth annual Rememnbrance Run 5k in fhe Phoenix Park on Sunday, November 13th? If you have any questions about Training/Motivation/Injury Prevention or Nutrition- please email:editor@irishrunner.ie Enter Remembrance Run 5k at www.remembrancerun.ie

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