Heart rate is typically used to measure the intensity of training, with runs often being prescribed as sticking to a particular heart rate zone to gauge one’s effort. However, in order to get the most out of it, you need to know the factors that might influence the readings so… Read More »THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN USING HEART RATE:
What is Lactic Acid? Lactic acid, more correctly termed lactate, is a product from burning glucose anaerobically (without the direct use of oxygen) for energy. Contrary to popular belief, our bodies are always breaking down glucose anaerobically to some degree, and thus producing lactate. Even as you read this, you’re… Read More »HOW IS LACTIC ACID (LACTATE) RELEVANT TO TRAINING?
Neat and predictable weekly mileage is often talked about with great importance. But as the reality of training goes, weekly mileage on its own may paint an incomplete picture of an athlete’s overall training status. Consider the example we have above. After returning to running in May 2020, the respective… Read More »WEEKLY MILEAGE GRAPHS?
Momentum is a big aspect of training success; good workouts often build the confidence for other good workouts, and we regularly find that when we’re able to sustain this sort of momentum for an extended period of time, we see a big improvement in our fitness. The key is to… Read More »THE “SNOWBALL EFFECT”
Training can sometimes come down to a trade-off between being practical and training in an ‘ideal’ manner. We may envision ourselves having perfect training weeks, nailing every session, always getting 9 hours of sleep for recovery and so on – but the reality is that the vast majority of you… Read More »BEING PRACTICAL ABOUT TRAINING