800’s With a Hard Start

It is well established that psychology plays a significant role in running performance[1] and this workout, whilst having VO2 Max enhancement benefits, is mainly aimed at making an athlete comfortable with being uncomfortable. In order to do that we place high demands on the bodies’ aerobic and lactic systems at the beginning of the intervalContinue reading “800’s With a Hard Start”

Beating Training Fatigue

Listen to this post at https://anchor.fm/alex-masidlover/episodes/Beating-Training-Fatigue-e17rjh0 Whilst a marathon may seem a long way, it’s the training that’s the really long slog. We’re typically doing four runs a week, two strength sessions, a couple of flexibility sessions, rolling after hard runs and timing your meals around training. You’re going to find yourself spending a lotContinue reading “Beating Training Fatigue”

Mind over Matter

To listen to this post visit https://anchor.fm/alex-masidlover/episodes/Mind-over-Matter-e17rj07 Your brain does not want you to run a marathon. It knows that you’re wasting precious energy reserves. It knows that the longer you spend running the more your muscles will be damaged. It knows that if you then encounter a saber-tooth tiger, you will be unable toContinue reading “Mind over Matter”