Books, Fitness News

Run faster, stronger and longer

Run faster, stronger and longer whilst remaining injury-free, that’s the promise made by Mastering Running

A comprehensive resource for fitness and competitive runners aged 30 and above, Mastering Running proves that age is no obstacle to excellence.

With information and advice on topics that matter most to older runners, it provides drills, exercises and training plans.

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Events, Fitness News, News

Meet Team HK

Team-HK-webAmong the 7,000-strong field at this year’s Leeds Half Marathon on May 11th will be HKE’s Jonathan Kay (left) and Chris Wright (right).

Both have been pounding the pavements for months in order to reach peak fitness and although this is not officially a race, neither will want to be second best.

Chris wants to beat his best time of 1 hour 29 minutes, while Jonny would dearly love to beat local rival John Johnson, who last year set a personal best in the event.

Jonathan is hoping to at least keep up with 84 year old John for as long as he can, although he admits it’s going to be a tough ask.

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Fitness News

How to mentally prepare for a marathon

The London Marathon will see serious runners who have physically trained for months to prepare for the legendary race, still fail to achieve the times they are capable of.

According to Julian Goater, a world-class runner and running coach, serious runners have to do more than just the physically training and must also prepare themselves psychologically and develop mental strength in order to succeed.

“All of us are physically capable of far greater feats than we think, if only we can harness the power of the mind,” says Goater. “There are a number of things we can do to make ourselves mentally stronger and to give ourselves the best chances of being psychologically fit and aggressive on the day of the race.”

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Books, Fitness News

Runners recount 2013 Boston Marathon experiences

4:09:43, takes its title from the time into the 2013 Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded and is a compilation of accounts provided by those taking part.

It focuses on the accounts of 75 runners, collected through social media: blogs posted online, stories offered on Facebook and e-mails sent to the author.

The story does not end until the 23,000 participants encounter the terror on Boylston Street. “These are not 75 separate stories,” says the author. “This is one story told as it might have been by a single runner with 75 pairs of eyes.”

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Academic News, Books, Fitness News

The formula for running success

Get in the best shape of your running career with the help of Daniels’ Running Formula, the book that Runner’s World magazine called “the best training book”.

In it, top running coach Jack Daniels provides you with his legendary VDOT formula to guide you through training at exactly the right intensity to run stronger, longer and faster.

Runners can choose a programme simply to get in shape, target a race , or regain conditioning after layoff or injury.

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