Posts Tagged ‘strength training’

Strength for Running

February 8, 2018 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

If you are a runner, strength and conditioning should be as essential to your training as running. It will help you to become a better, more efficient runner and most importantly, help to prevent injuries. What you spend on strength and conditioning now – particularly if taking on the Brighton Half Marathon or Marathon, will save you lots of money that you’re likely to end up having to spend on expensive physio treatments later on.

I’ve been running now for over 17 years, and have done 10 marathons in the last five years, countless half marathons, trail races and long endurance events and have developed this 30 minute class to provide the essential strength work that your body needs. You need to be doing at least three sessions per week but you can use some of these exercises to do your own at home 15 minute version, we’ll show you how.

We are keeping the class limited to eight people only. No drop ins are allowed because we work on a personal level to regress/progress each exercise according to each individual. Plus, to get strong, you need to be consistent which is not possible when you do the occasional class.

This class will run for 30 minutes. You will need to bring a yoga mat. We meet at at the top of The Droveway as it intersects Goldstone Cresce



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Strength for Running

February 1, 2018 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

If you are a runner, strength and conditioning should be as essential to your training as running. It will help you to become a better, more efficient runner and most importantly, help to prevent injuries. What you spend on strength and conditioning now – particularly if taking on the Brighton Half Marathon or Marathon, will save you lots of money that you’re likely to end up having to spend on expensive physio treatments later on.

I’ve been running now for over 17 years, and have done 10 marathons in the last five years, countless half marathons, trail races and long endurance events and have developed this 30 minute class to provide the essential strength work that your body needs. You need to be doing at least three sessions per week but you can use some of these exercises to do your own at home 15 minute version, we’ll show you how.

We are keeping the class limited to eight people only. No drop ins are allowed because we work on a personal level to regress/progress each exercise according to each individual. Plus, to get strong, you need to be consistent which is not possible when you do the occasional class.

This class will run for 30 minutes. You will need to bring a yoga mat. We meet at at the top of The Droveway as it intersects Goldstone Cresce



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Strength for Running

January 25, 2018 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

If you are a runner, strength and conditioning should be as essential to your training as running. It will help you to become a better, more efficient runner and most importantly, help to prevent injuries. What you spend on strength and conditioning now – particularly if taking on the Brighton Half Marathon or Marathon, will save you lots of money that you’re likely to end up having to spend on expensive physio treatments later on.

I’ve been running now for over 17 years, and have done 10 marathons in the last five years, countless half marathons, trail races and long endurance events and have developed this 30 minute class to provide the essential strength work that your body needs. You need to be doing at least three sessions per week but you can use some of these exercises to do your own at home 15 minute version, we’ll show you how.

We are keeping the class limited to eight people only. No drop ins are allowed because we work on a personal level to regress/progress each exercise according to each individual. Plus, to get strong, you need to be consistent which is not possible when you do the occasional class.

This class will run for 30 minutes. You will need to bring a yoga mat. We meet at at the top of The Droveway as it intersects Goldstone Cresce



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Strength for Running

January 18, 2018 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

If you are a runner, strength and conditioning should be as essential to your training as running. It will help you to become a better, more efficient runner and most importantly, help to prevent injuries. What you spend on strength and conditioning now – particularly if taking on the Brighton Half Marathon or Marathon, will save you lots of money that you’re likely to end up having to spend on expensive physio treatments later on.

I’ve been running now for over 17 years, and have done 10 marathons in the last five years, countless half marathons, trail races and long endurance events and have developed this 30 minute class to provide the essential strength work that your body needs. You need to be doing at least three sessions per week but you can use some of these exercises to do your own at home 15 minute version, we’ll show you how.

We are keeping the class limited to eight people only. No drop ins are allowed because we work on a personal level to regress/progress each exercise according to each individual. Plus, to get strong, you need to be consistent which is not possible when you do the occasional class.

This class will run for 30 minutes. You will need to bring a yoga mat. We meet at at the top of The Droveway as it intersects Goldstone Cresce



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Strength for Running

January 11, 2018 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

If you are a runner, strength and conditioning should be as essential to your training as running. It will help you to become a better, more efficient runner and most importantly, help to prevent injuries. What you spend on strength and conditioning now – particularly if taking on the Brighton Half Marathon or Marathon, will save you lots of money that you’re likely to end up having to spend on expensive physio treatments later on.

I’ve been running now for over 17 years, and have done 10 marathons in the last five years, countless half marathons, trail races and long endurance events and have developed this 30 minute class to provide the essential strength work that your body needs. You need to be doing at least three sessions per week but you can use some of these exercises to do your own at home 15 minute version, we’ll show you how.

We are keeping the class limited to eight people only. No drop ins are allowed because we work on a personal level to regress/progress each exercise according to each individual. Plus, to get strong, you need to be consistent which is not possible when you do the occasional class.

This class will run for 30 minutes. You will need to bring a yoga mat. We meet at at the top of The Droveway as it intersects Goldstone Cresce



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Strength for Running

January 4, 2018 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

If you are a runner, strength and conditioning should be as essential to your training as running. It will help you to become a better, more efficient runner and most importantly, help to prevent injuries. What you spend on strength and conditioning now – particularly if taking on the Brighton Half Marathon or Marathon, will save you lots of money that you’re likely to end up having to spend on expensive physio treatments later on.

I’ve been running now for over 17 years, and have done 10 marathons in the last five years, countless half marathons, trail races and long endurance events and have developed this 30 minute class to provide the essential strength work that your body needs. You need to be doing at least three sessions per week but you can use some of these exercises to do your own at home 15 minute version, we’ll show you how.

We are keeping the class limited to eight people only. No drop ins are allowed because we work on a personal level to regress/progress each exercise according to each individual. Plus, to get strong, you need to be consistent which is not possible when you do the occasional class.

This class will run for 30 minutes. You will need to bring a yoga mat. We meet at at the top of The Droveway as it intersects Goldstone Cresce



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GRTW Strength for Running

October 5, 2017 at 7:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

The number one way to help you prevent injuries and become a more efficient runner is strength training. But how to fit it in when you love running and you want to just do that all the time?

With this course that gives you a 30 minute session focused entirely on building stability and strength in your legs, gluteals and core using kettle bells, medicine balls and body weight.

The class meets at 7.15pm (bring a mat) at the park where Woodruff Avenue meets Goldstone Crescent. Meet at my car to pick up the necessary equipment for your current level of fitness and we’ll start as soon as possible after that, running for 30 minutes.

This class is suitable for ALL LEVELS, and will be progressed or regressed according to your current level of fitness.

 

Please note there is NO class on October 19th so this course will be a three week course block only. We only accept 8 people per class.

 

To book visit our booking page, choose Girls Run the World and you’ll find the course there.



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GRTW Strength for Runners

September 7, 2017 at 7:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

The number one way to help you prevent injuries and become a more efficient runner is strength training. But how to fit it in when you love running and you want to just do that all the time?

With this course that gives you a 30 minute session focused entirely on building stability and strength in your legs, gluteals and core using kettle bells, medicine balls, body weight and TRX.

The class meets at 7.15pm (bring a mat) at the park where Woodruff Avenue meets Goldstone Crescent. Meet at my car to pick up the necessary equipment for your current level of fitness and we’ll start as soon as possible after that, running for 30 minutes.

This class is suitable for ALL LEVELS, and will be progressed or regressed according to your current level of fitness.

We will be trialling this course over a four week period at Hove Park.

 

 



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When to start training for the Brighton Half or Spring Marathon

October 21, 2015 at 12:12
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Knowing when to start training for a race, and then executing it correctly, is one of the most important key stages in enjoying both your training for the Brighton Half or a spring marathon and the race itself.

Preparation is KEY to ensuring you reach the finish line feeling this good

Preparation is KEY to ensuring you reach the finish line feeling this good

Of course, when to start training also depends on how ‘run fit’ and conditioned you currently are, your running experience AND what your race goal is. Not to mention your lifestyle and family commitments.

There is no point setting out on a grand, ambitious training plan and forgetting to take into account the fact that you work a 40 hour week, and/or have to juggle looking after your kids and want a social life.

So, what would our advice be?

For marathon virgins, aim for 20 weeks with the first four weeks (and longer if you can) spent on building up strength with a weights class (try our HiiT SQUAD or Marathon Foundations class at 6.15am, 7am or 9.30am) along with your endurance running base; the more you get out running now, on short runs, the more your legs will get used to running which is better for the long term.

Only running the Brighton or Worthing Half? Total beginners should look at a 16 week programme, building gradually, although if you already run 5km/10km regularly, a 12 week plan should suffice. But again, getting out now to do shorter runs will help you to build your base and make it easier long term.

Our course Build Your Base Endurance Trail Running Course (four off-road runs of 10-12km over six weeks) starts this weekend and is specifically aimed at helping runners start their training off on the right foot.

In search of a training plan? Nowadays, ALL the event websites have free downloadable plans that you can follow, as we do on our run club website. But if you would like to make a plan specific to your goals, current race times, as well as number of days that you can run, try the brilliant SmartCoach from Runner’s World.

And don’t forget, that no matter where you live in the world, we offer Online Marathon Mentoring for £50 from November to April. Whatever question you have, whether it is to do with nutrition, what to wear, injury worries or falling behind on your training plan, we can help. (Access to the mentoring group is complimentary to those on the marathon foundations course).

 



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