Category Archives: Fell-running

This category is mainly to do with fell-running

Core training video

There is a good core training video from pponline here. Read more

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Broughton Runners Summer sessions

We had a rethink at Broughton Runners and decided that we would try out using the same set of three sessions over the summer, repeating the sessions twice over six weeks, following these with our hilly time trial.  Our aims were to simplify our planning; to focus on three key aspects of training and to ensure that the runners get a hard session each time they come. Read more

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Marathon des Sables – a coach’s perspective

The end of the journey

Tired, sore and very happy

Tired, sore and very happy

At 11.32:11 on Saturday 13th April 2013 Martin and Angela White crossed the final finishing line of the Marathon des Sables.  They had run and walked 232 Km across the rocks, mountains and dunes of Morocco in an overall time of 46H35’18”.  Read more

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Marathon des Sables training – two competitors’ views

We are writing this trying to process the most intense, insane, painful, joyful week of our lives.  A week in which, both of us finished the 28th Marathon des Sables.

We are confident that in the subconscious of every MdS participant there is a small but very real flicker of doubt. Read more

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New Interval Training and Cool Down

One of the most interesting sections of the New Interval Training website is that discussing Cool Down.

There is a suggestion that cool down should include something called “extensive repetitions”.  An example of this would be 4-6 x 200m at 10k pace with 1′ recovery (I assume this is jog or walk).  Read more

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IAAF Standardised Session Shorthand

There is an IAAF shorthand for writing down session plans and it can be found here.

It pretty much assumes that the training is done on a track as it works on distances and times.  A little more work would be needed to include inclines (hills). Read more

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Annabel Mason video

Bethanie Murray has put together a great compilation video of one of our very best fell runners, Annabel Mason, who has just been selected to run the European XC in Budapest.

Annabel’s cadence uphill is what always amazes me when I see her race.  Read more

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UKAthletics Presentation

I did my presentation for the uCoach Share launch a few weeks ago and the presentation has been uploaded to the uCoach Share website.  I’m quite pleased with it overall and enjoyed the day, listening to around 30 other 6 minute presentations. Read more

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Strength and Conditioning for Juniors

I am collecting information about introducing juniors to Strength and Conditioning, specifically resistance work.

This link shows the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association’s view as of 2007.

I will add further links as I find them. Read more

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Long Term Athlete Development – the Canadian Model

It appears that Canadian Sport has taken a long hard look at Long term Athlete Development and bought into the concept completely.  Lynne Walker sent me a number of links to do with this area.

The first is the link to the overall website, hereRead more

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