Category: Training

Runner, Don’t Neglect Your Butt!

Have you recently trained your butt? Now, was that your main target of the workout? We neglect our glutes far too much. Us runners often assume that our legs and lungs are the be-all-end-all,...

Training Ideas: Hard Kick 500

Imagine blasting through a 10k – the wind in is gentle, the skies are clear. Everything is perfect. Even the temperature fits the mood of the warm, yellow midday hue. Your start was impeccable, your...

Training Ideas: Grass Running

This idea is as simple as it sounds. Build the calves by running on grass. Grass running is perfect for those preparing for cross country races and those looking to build stabilizers in their...

Training Ideas: Hill Starts

Sprinters need to apply metric tonnes of force to beat the competition, especially in the starts. Bad starts suck up a lot of the potential in a race, since they have to work even...

Hikers overlooking a mountain after reaching the top.

The Ultimate Hill Training Guide

I bet you’ll agree with me when I say that hill training is dreadful, nasty, and no fun. They come off as tough, intimidating, terrifying – pop me some more negative adjectives, and I’m sure they’ll...

Training Ideas: Long Run Fast-Outs

The long run primarily focuses on endurance and aerobic work. A lot of coaches hail by this type of run purely for that sake – it targets an area all runners need to have...

Training Ideas: Workout Interval Recovery

One of the struggles of track running is it becoming monotonous. It’s tough, exhausting, and eventually it just doesn’t spark your interest anymore. Like with anything in life, you need to break the monotony...

Track spikes in their box, ready for the track.

Improving Anaerobic Ability: Sprints

Usain Bolt is famous for his ability to dash and smash through records with top-speed. Sprinting is his forte, and he knows it. Unlike distance events, sprinting is all about holding and maintaining a...

Improving Aerobic Ability: The Long Run

Every runner needs to develop their endurance and push it as high as it can go. Long runs improve endurance drastically. Sprinters don’t need it so much, especially down to 100m and 60m, but...