Sharpening For 2017

Sharpening For 2017

Looking for a new personal best in the coming months over 5k or 10k? Renowned Running coach Chris Jones – outlines an ideal training approach for athletes of all levels THE BRIGHTER DAYS are starting to arrive, the depths of winter are starting to fade, and hopefully you have acquired

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Heart Of The Matter

Heart Of The Matter

When it comes to the tragic and often puzzling issue of sudden death during exercise, there are numerous causes. For all those who run, and for all those who have read stories of seemingly healthy individuals collapsing and dying during races, it’s important to know the facts. Thankfully, the incidence

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It’s A Game Of Two Halves

It’s A Game Of Two Halves

To truly understand and appreciate a certain effort sometimes you just have to experience it. On a warm Tuesday evening last year, I brought my son Patrick along to Frank Greally’s Gratitude Run in Santry, and after years of him hearing my competitive days, he finally got to feel, first

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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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Science  It’s a Fact That…

Science It’s a Fact That…

A time to end the traditional model of training? It often goes without saying; the workout is on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with a longer run on the Sunday. How many of us are familiar with this schedule? The traditional methods of training have been serving us (well?) for years,

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Fuel For The Run

Fuel For The Run

Marathon Eating And Drinking Recent years have seen dramatic increases in the number of ‘amateur’ participants in marathons. Myths and misconceptions about human physiological and how it can and should be improved through training strategies and nutrition are common talking points in both recreational and competitive athletes- and marathon running

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Unleash Your Potential

Unleash Your Potential

These 6 simple techniques could help transform your running this year 1) Consistency  Establish a constant, reliable training program. Without establishing a consistent training regime, your body will not experience maximum adaptations to exercise. A few days of hard training followed by several days of inactivity, or sporadic training sessions,

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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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