performance Tag

Tapering: The theory behind the madness

If you haven’t read my post from last week, check it out before reading through this as I’ll be referring back to it throughout. This post will cover the theory of tapering (what does the science really say?), while simultaneously referring back to the taper


Trail Running vs Road Running: What’s the Difference?

Forget everything you think you know about trail running. Seriously.   It’s a funny thing how we humans come to acquire knowledge about the things we observe around us. The even funnier thing is that we often don’t question why we believe certain things to be


Running Mechanics Series: Cadence (Part 1)

In my next series, I will be covering running mechanics and how to improve them. I’m also going to include a post about the difference in running mechanics between road and trail runners - something which I plan on doing my doctorate on. Lastly, I’ll


How to Train (Part 3)

For those of you who read my blog posts; How to Train (Part 1) and How to Train (Part 2), you’ll be familiar with the four different training models I touched on (Polarized, High Volume, Threshold and High Intensity Interval Training). Additionally, you’ll remember that


3 key aspects of running performance

Let’s get our hands dirty, and jump right in.   I believe it’s human nature to want to advance, or improve on, what has been achieved in the past. If that wasn’t human nature, we simply wouldn’t be where we are as a human race. That being