Who doesn’t love a PB? The feeling of shaving off a few seconds from your set distance or route is a great feeling and gives you that gratification that all those miles put in are paying off. We also know how frustrating it can be trying to beat your time and not quite managing it. I will give you a few strategies and known training … Continue reading How to get a 5km PB
I am not the best swimmer by any means and I don’t like swimming much either. This is exactly why I have decided to take part in this years Aspire channel swim. My aim is to improve my swimming technique and complete at least 1 mile front crawl by the end of the challenge along with raising as much money as possible for a great … Continue reading Aspire channel swim 2021
The benefits of swimming, or going for a dip in open water are well documented, for both your physical and mental health.. but so are the hazards. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites and most of these drownings are down to a lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety. I enjoyed a swim in Windermere on Sunday. I’m relatively … Continue reading Open water swimming, what’s the deal?
Many people have dug out their running gear again with lockdown 3.0 in full swing. Things are now different though. It is not T-shirt and shorts weather anymore. But with a huge number of beginner runners this year, you will have to go about your running tactics differently. Below are the sections we all need to consider when running in winter weather conditions. Dress for the weather In … Continue reading Winter Running Tips
With the world slowly returning to normal, many of us are finding we do not have as much free time as we would like. Below is simple but effective workout that can be completed within 30 minutes. You do not need to be grinding through a workout for 60-90 mins each time for it to be effective. Complete each exercise for 20 seconds with high … Continue reading Short on time full body workout
We are back! We have been working hard behind the scenes for many months to ensure the gym is as safe as possible ready for your return. With many of us not performing much weight training since March, it is safe to say we are eager to get back into the swing of things. Below you will find my go to plan for when I … Continue reading Easing your body back into weight training
Thousands of leisure centres and gyms across the country have been forced to close due to the government lockdown. This has affected and disrupted almost every gym goer’s routine in some way or another. On the bright side we have seen a huge increase in people trying out the age-old form of exercise which is running. I will share with you some of the things … Continue reading The Isolation Running Bug
The last few weeks has been mixture of highs and lows. I have had a couple of PB’s on shorter runs and then other runs I felt like I have been hitting a wall and not getting any progress. I have kept consistent and I am seeing the rewards of putting the miles in and focusing on specific training styles rather than just getting out … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9
As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3
Today is International Women’s Day. Last year I wrote a post on empowering women, you can read it here. Just under 12 months on and everything I wrote is still as relevant as it was then. Society still bombards us with pressure to look perfect. This is one of the reasons I’m so passionate about making women feel empowered. I had a conversation with a … Continue reading A real woman is whatever she wants to be.