I often refer to 3:3 breathing patterns for running, but you’ll also hear me talking to runners about 4:4, 3:2 and 2:2. These ratios are simply an expression of the number of strides spent inhaling versus the number of strides exhaling.
I want to share a few marathon training mistakes that you need to avoid, if you’re going to reach your running goals in the new year. It’s always really exciting at this time of year to look ahead to our running goals for the spring! For many of us, these goals are going to involve a spring marathon! Whatever your marathon goals are, there are a number of common training errors which you need to avoid if you’re going to be successful on race day.
As runners, we need to be incorporating regular strength, stability and mobility exercises into our weekly regimes, to help avoid imbalances from developing from the repetitive motion of running.
If you listen to most physios, having a strong set of butt muscles comes with many positives; perhaps the most important being a lower risk of running injury.
Here’s a quick and easy exercise you can use to first assess, and then if needs be improve your hip stability and glute function. These are both such important factors for us runners!
I was a little sceptical when I first picked up Run Smart by John Brewer, as the quote on the front was from a radio presenter rather than a running coach or an elite runner. But I gave it a chance, and quickly I was hooked! This book is well put-together, with nice imagery, easy to read paragraphs and a layout that simplifies the science and training behind marathon running.