Get Ready For The Country

Get Ready For The Country

The cross country season is in full swing and athletes and coaches are busy planning their season. This time of year allows athletes build up a aerobic foundation, improve their endurance and become more mentally and physically robust before tackling indoor and/or outdoor track races Take It To The Bank

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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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10 weeks to a Faster 5K or 10K

10 weeks to a Faster 5K or 10K

This article will look at ways to improve your 5k or 10k times in just 10 weeks. 5k and 10k events are predominately aerobic, so the athlete must have high levels of aerobic conditioning; or to put it another way, have a good level of endurance QUICK TIPS FOR QUICKER

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Shorter, Faster, Better Part 2

Shorter, Faster, Better Part 2

The summer racing season is in full swing and for many this is a time to focus on shorter races; to get some faster-paced running in the legs before again laying a winter foundation. Many will look to race, over distance ranging from 800m to 10 miles, so in this

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Training Tips To Live By

Training Tips To Live By

After 35 years in print, we think we’ve learned a thing or two about running. Here are few tips from regular contributors to help keep you on the run. Catherina McKiernan (Running Legend) Making Running A Habit When you get into the routine of running it gets easier. Take your

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New Look, New You! Celebrate 35 Years of Irish Runner

New Look, New You! Celebrate 35 Years of Irish Runner

The Irish Runner magazine has aptly hit the shelves on Global Running Day and what better way to celebrate 35 years of production than a Brand New look Celebrating the New Age of running we feature global YouTube sensation Phil Healy as our cover girl. “From The Depths Of Hell” were the immortal words

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Interval Training Explained

Interval Training Explained

‘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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Long Runs Build Base

Long Runs Build Base

As an endurance athlete the long run is the backbone of your training program. Run once or twice per week (usually just once), it’s length varies depending on your fitness levels, your target race, injury history, training years, time of year and more. Real-life coaching confirms that this type of

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