Category Archives: Speedwork

Run Stronger, Get Faster – Training Plans

I get a lot of queries from people who want to get faster. If you know me, you’ll know that getting faster isn’t necessarily a focus of mine, but I’ve done it and more importantly, I know how to help … Continue reading

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Wk30 – Run day: 2 very different runs

Tonight the plan was, after work, run to Bella (possibly in the rain which was forecast)… do some speedwork and get to Bella for 18:15 in time for Spinfit to see if there were any spare Spin bikes. There ended … Continue reading

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Coaching session: Meaty speed work

Tonight I was fortunate enough to coach a School Champion (…from a few decades ago…)! We’ll call her ‘Champ.’ 🙂 I’ve met and worked with Champ a few times now and had one previous coaching session with her. Champ is … Continue reading

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Kaizen Run Club: Speedwork with Maxine…

Well, tonight I had a bit of a crazy idea… a bit of fun with a new Kaizen mascot, and some speedwork. Here’s our new mascot: Maxine the Greenspeedmachine! She makes a funny squeeky noise when you squeeze her and … Continue reading

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Kaizen Run Club: Sprint Pyramids and Power Blasts!

I’m planning this with the Kaizen Runners at Kaizen Run Club tonight….100m, 200m, 300m  & 400m sprints with recoveries / active recoveries: Sprint Pyramids and Power Blasts! 5 min warm up 4 x 100m 3 x 200m 2 x 300m … Continue reading

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Strength training (not cardio) is the real fat burner

We’ve all been there at some point. You need to lose some weight. For some people, they end up opting for the cardio as their primary means to burn fat. However if you’re not including some form of strength training … Continue reading

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How to run and enjoy it!

In the past few months I’ve been helping quite a few people start to run.  Starting out running can be a bit daunting.  Firstly you don’t know how your body will react when you start running and secondly, it’s all … Continue reading

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