Is Running Success based on Talent, or Skill?

Is Running Success based on Talent, or Skill?

There’s a world of difference between talent and skill. Talent implies natural ability. There are plenty of talented athletes who never make it to the level of performance their inherent talent seems to indicate they are capable of. Skill implies a trained ability. In...
What happens in our bodies when we run?

What happens in our bodies when we run?

At a training talk, a keen young athlete asked me what the best way to train Max VO2 was. He said he was told by his coach to “go and do a few 1000m reps at your best 3000m race pace, with about equal time jogging recovery in between hard efforts”. Somehow his coach...
The Great Secret of Peaking for a Middle Distance Race.

The Great Secret of Peaking for a Middle Distance Race.

It sounds ridiculously simple, but many great athletes or their coaches have failed on the major stage because they forgot one simple thing. That simple, major thing is called R-E-S-T. It’s a four-letter word to some hardened athletes or their coaches, so used to hard...