How long should I rest after an ultramarathon?

How long should I rest after an ultramarathon?

How long should I rest after an ultramarathon? During ultras, we push our bodies beyond physical limitations, pain and exhaustion. With added elevation and higher altitudes, extreme mountain races are even more taxing on the body. Your body during an ultra. Running a...
6 Ways To Optimise Your Strength Training Workouts

6 Ways To Optimise Your Strength Training Workouts

I previously wrote about the benefits of strength training for distance runners. In this post, I give some practical tips on how to implement strength training into your weekly program. 1. Work Goal Specific: Strength training programs should be individualised to fit...
Get Stronger, Run Longer

Get Stronger, Run Longer

When you participate in a sport that requires you to cross mountains, you soon learn that the stronger you are, the further you can go. Trail running demands powerful glutes and arms to drive us uphill, strong quads to resist miles of downhill and a rock-stable core...
Returning to Running after an Injury

Returning to Running after an Injury

How to overcome the emotional rollercoaster. Getting back to running after an injury can be daunting. There is definitely a psychological impact to being injured and plenty of emotional barriers to overcome as you resume running again. This is normal. As a runner, I...