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Technique

Training to increase your SPEED

Fartlek, or Interval Training : Fartlek comes from Swedish meaning “speedplay”. Interval training is a method of training where you alternate between high and low intensities during your workout with the objective of increasing your stamina and speed. In this…

Interval Training – to increase your speed

Fartlek, or Interval Training : Fartlek comes from Swedish meaning “speedplay”. Interval training is a method of training where you alternate between high and low intensities during your workout with the objective of increasing your stamina and speed. In this…

Warming Up before a Race

The Basics of Warming Up It’s important to warm up your body before any physical activity. Warming up goes a long way toward preparing the body for exercising, both physically and mentally. It also helps prevent injuries. The term “warm-up”…

Hill Training

Hill training -What it does for you In hill running, you use your body weight as resistance, so your legs have to work harder. Technique -aim for a “bouncy” style,  good knee lift and maximum movement in the ankle. Drive…

Interval Training

Fartlek, or Interval Training : Fartlek comes from Swedish meaning “speedplay”. Interval training is a method of training where you alternate between high and low intensities during your workout with the objective of  increasing your stamina and speed. In this…

Stretching

Stretching Stretching is an important part of any running or fitness programme as it  keeps you flexible and helps prevent injury.  Stretching before running and jogging decreases the possibilities of pulling or straining muscles.  Always stretch after warming up. Examples…