Running

  • Triathlon technique: fix your run flaws

    13th March 2015

    Build these running technique drills into your warm-ups and you can improve your gait, lower your chance of injuries and help yourself to better running performances. TEAM TALK: STARTING OUT “Elite athletes often incorporate triathlon technique drills like this into…

  • Learn your crucial run speed

    26th February 2015

    Get to grips with your perfect 5k running race pace and your training and racing will both go up a gear. Liz Hufton looks into your crucial run speed… People tend to suffer on the run leg of a triathlon.…

  • Speed up your T2

    24th February 2015

    Run faster with your bike to shave seconds off your next multi-sport race. Are you ready to speed up your T2? 1. CHECK YOUR FRONT END FIRST Keeping your cables, headset and wheels in good order will help your bike stay…

  • Run faster in three ways

    17th January 2015

    Take your running up a level by adding these classic interval sessions to your weekly programme. Although it might not be considered the most technical of the tri disciplines, running takes time to get used to. When you’re new to…

  • Triathlon hydration techniques

    12th January 2015

    Stay hydrated (and avoid spilling liquid all over your feet) with these hydration techniques… Squeeze in Water is normally handed out in plastic cups from aid stations in triathlons, but they’re notoriously hard to drink from. Their wide opening makes…

  • Master the Superman

    2nd January 2015

    Build your core strength and stabilise your body during swim/bike/running. 1. Get in line Start the Superman on all fours. The object of it is to perform the movement without shifting your weight to one side or the other so once…

  • Run Stronger Without Running

    28th December 2014

    Use a break from running to run stronger with these five smart strategies. Whether you’re injured at the moment or just trying to stay indoors as much as you can, there’s plenty you can do to improve your running without…

  • How good is your running technique?

    19th December 2014

    Knowing the difference between good and bad form makes all the difference, says Nadine Horn.  Inefficient running technique   Head chasing The head is leaning forward (known as head-chasing). Posture is also bent forwards, away from the centre of gravity.…

  • Jump up to faster run splits with plyometric exercises

    16th December 2014

    Use these plyometric exercises from coaching editor Phil Mosley for research-proven running benefits, adding power and functional strength to your run performance.  1. Walking Lunges This is the first part of your warm-up, so don’t do anything too vigorous. Step…

  • Triathlon Training: Fearless trail running style

    3rd December 2014

    Own the winter duathlon season and blitz your off-road runs with a fearless trail running style. 1. Switch your brain off Well, not completely – but trust your instincts and don’t hesitate when you’re running off road. Let nerves affect…