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Kit, Mental Training, Top Tips

Running in the Rain – What You Should & Shouldn’t Do

Unless you live in the desert, you’re going to experience rain from time to time. If like me, you live in the Northern Hemisphere or other temperate climate zone you may experience rain a lot of the time. In particular in Winter months. So, if you’re training for a race, there will very likely be several […Read More]

Running in the Rain – What You Should & Shouldn’t Do

Speed, Top Tips

Coach D’s Complete Guide to Fartlek Runs

Fartlek runs can be a fun and versatile addition to any runner’s training plan. In this article, I’m going to cover everything you need to know about this adaptable workout so that you can avoid the potential pitfalls and get the most out of each session. Table of Contents What are Fartlek runs? and why […Read More]

Coach D’s Complete Guide to Fartlek Runs

Kit, Top Tips

Running in the DARK

Why would you want to Run in the Dark?I live in the United Kingdom, which as it sits in the Northern Hemisphere is subject to seasonal changes. It’s the middle of November as I type this and Autumn is upon us. Winter is not far away and the daylight hours are dwindling. So the chances […Read More]

Running in the DARK

Avoiding Injury, Top Tips

Running in Humid Weather

It’s August as I type this article. Here in the UK it’s high Summer and we’re in the middle of a heatwave. The recent run of hot weather has also been accompanied with high humidity levels and frequent electrical storms.  Several runners I’ve spoken to have mentioned how much harder they feel it is to run […Read More]

Running in Humid Weather

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Here's what runners say about Coach D

Elizabeth Ayres

Charity team marathon runner

" Hi Dave, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your advice these last few months, without it I would never have survived Brighton yesterday and now have faith that I will cross the London marathon finish line. Thank You! "

Michael Wildbore

Charity team marathon runner

" Thanks for all your advice and help Dave. I wouldn't have done my first marathon in 3:14:46 without you and all your videos. I know I thanked you earlier this afternoon, but I just want to say thanks again and again..."

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