Sunday, October 25, 2020

Coaches Corner – Tempo Running

by Dave Lonnen Any running programme should be tailored towards the goals and targets of the athlete and the right balance of interval, tempo, steady and easy running is crucial if the athlete is to achieve optimum results.  Specificity and...

Coaches Corner – Easy and Steady Running

In my first article (Tempo Running) I highlighted the importance of specificity in planning a training programme to meet the demands of the distance you are aiming to race over and also the importance of knowing the goal of every run or session.  Today I...

Does your knee collapse inward when running? Let’s go about fixing it!

 One of the main issues with runners is what's known as a valgus collapse of the knee or an inward roll of the knee. This issue can lead to injuries from knee pain to back pain and inevitably put...

How to Cool Down with Static Stretching, by Conor Crilly

How to cool down with static stretching after your run. Cooling down is just as important as warming up and can help you as a runner not just to recover right and settle your working muscles, but can also...

Training Tips from Dave in These Challenging Times

Bear in mind that it takes months and years of consistency to build a good endurance base or endurance backbone and it is a continual work in progress. With the decimation of the race calendar it is probably a...

Quick Warm-up for Runners, Cyclists and Gym-goers

Quick, no excuses Warm-Up for runners, cyclists, gym go-ers etc to help get blood flowing and muscles activated as well as joints lubricated. Most people find it hard (excuse or no excuse) to exercise let alone warm up. Here...

A runners’ foamrolling and stretch routine. Running tips. Backballer. Trigger point. New runners.

Here I go through my quick foamrolling routine to work and help the major muscles used during running. I highly recommend foamrolling to better not only your body but to help you become an overall better athlete. At the end...

Athletics NI Coaching News

Annual Coaching Awards 2019 Athletics NI invite you to nominate your favourite coaches in the following categories: Participation/ Community Coach of the Year Development Coach of the Year Young Coach of the Year This is the perfect opportunity for you to...

Questions New Runners Ask While Out Running

It's great to see so many new runners out on the road but a lot of questions arise while out running and it's hard to know what to do if you've never been given the answers. While out for...

Tips to getting up earlier to get your run out of the way

Tips to getting up earlier to get your run out of the way. Most people struggle with wakening up let alone wakening up earlier to get their run done. I too am one of those people but know that by...
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