This is a question I get asked quite a lot and my answer isn’t always appreciated… That’s because it’s one of those “how long is a piece of string?” type of questions. My answer is generally along the lines of: “It’s difficult to give a simple one-size-fits-all type answer, as there are so many variables to consider.”

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Summer running is rarely as fast. Your lungs are burning and sweat drips down your ass… (the above words are to be sung out loud to the tune of: “Summer Lovin” from the musical Grease – I dare you!!) Ok my warped sense of humour aside, running in hot/humid conditions can deplete your energy levels faster than

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The warm-up is a very important part of every workout and run.  The warm-up primes your body, and starts getting more blood and oxygen to your muscles for the exercise/running you want it to do afterwards.  This is important not only to make the most of your workout/run, but to reduce injury risk too!

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As I sit at my PC to write this blog post (it’s the 19th of December), my wife is at her second Christmas Lunch of the festive season and I’m just about recovering from last week’s all-day-boozy-xmas-extravaganza. We also have several other family functions and various parties to attend (including a trip to Edinburgh) between

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Whilst training for a recent marathon I chose to read a book for inspiration. The book was “Today We Die a Little – The Rise & Fall of Emil Zatopek – Olympic Legend” written by Richard Askwith. It’s a biography of Emil Zatopek – one of my all time running heros. It’s a great book

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