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The ultimate 30 day strength training plan for runners

Combining running and strength training is a great way to prevent common running injuries, and improve your running form and performance.  If you’re new to strength training, then this 30 day strength training plan for runners is a simple and effective way to incorporate strength exercises into your training plan. Many runners neglect strength training …

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Morning stretches for runners: 6 simple moves every runner should do

A good morning routine can do wonders for your productivity and mental health. If you’re used to waking up and scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, then now is the time to try these morning stretches for runners to help you start your day the right way. Stretching is beneficial for runners as it aids recovery …

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7 essential running form drills for beginners to improve speed and endurance

Running forms drills are great for improving your speed and endurance as a runner. They strengthen key running muscles, and improve coordination, balance and agility. If you’ve never done running form drills before, you may be wondering what they are. The good news is there are plenty of running form drills for beginners to get …

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Neck and shoulder pain when running: 6 quick fixes

Neck and shoulder pain while running is more common than you think. It can often be attributed to poor form or too much tension in the neck and shoulder muscles.  Many runners experience neck and shoulder pain while running to varying degrees. Many beginner runners over the years have asked me: Why does my left …

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Strength training workouts for runners: 6 of the best routines

There’s no doubt that strength training workouts for runners should be an integral part of any training plan if you’re looking to become a stronger and faster runner. For many runners when they first start out, it’s all too tempting to forget about any form of exercise that isn’t running. Whilst this is fine to …

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5 important things to do once you have a running injury

Being injured as a runner is frustrating. Each running injury has its own causes and treatment. Here’s what to do should you find yourself unable to run. You have a race coming up next week, your training has been going great, and you’re confident that you can break your personal best. Next thing you know, …

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Heavy legs when running: 8 common causes + 4 simple fixes

Tired, achy and heavy legs when running is a discomfort that discourages many runners from going for a run. If you’ve ever felt like your legs are tonne weights, then you’re not alone. The truth is many runners suffer from heavy leg syndrome at one time or another. The secret is not to let it …

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7 of the best glute strength exercises for runners

Your glutes (otherwise known as your buttocks) are key muscles when it comes to running performance. The glutes help to extend your hips and propel you forward when you run. They also hold your pelvis level and steady, and help to keep your legs, pelvis and torso aligned. This is why it’s good to activate …

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How to run strides: Run faster and improve your form

You may have come across the term ‘strides’ in your training plan. Unless you’ve done these before, you may be wondering how to run strides as part of your run.  Improving your speed, like improving your strength, is key to running stronger for longer. And strides are a great way to gently introduce yourself to …

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