Mental Stress And Sporting Performance

Mental Stress and Sporting Performance

Unless you are a professional athlete looked after by a support team, training is rarely the largest source of stress in your life. Mental stressors like work, family and lifestyle demands may actually be the key factors in determining how well you…

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‘TAPER’ OR ‘PEAKING’?

‘TAPER’ OR ‘PEAKING’?

Many athletes have strong emotional responses to the word ‘taper.’ Is it time that we replace the term with something more positive? When you’re standing on the start line after months and months of preparation, would you rather feel like…

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Should You Listen To Music Whilst Running?

Should You Listen to Music Whilst Running?

More and more, runners are using headphones to drown out the distractions in their heads to push them through a run. That’s according to a 2016 survey conducted by Runner’s World, with 61 percent of runners polled saying they listen to something while…

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Benefits Of Cross-Training

Benefits of Cross-Training

Many runners get sucked into the path of running and only running (mileage is king).  Cross-training is widely accepted however as a very useful addition and diversity to your training; here’s some reasons why: Injury Prevention  Overuse injuries are the…

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Kipchoge’s Next Sub-2:00 Marathon Attempt

Kipchoge’s Next Sub-2:00 Marathon Attempt

Marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya recently shared a special announcement on his social media: He’s once again aiming to break two hours in the marathon. The attempt, dubbed the Ineos 1:59 Challenge, is sponsored by manufacturing company Ineos. It…

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