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Fitness Training for Running and Athletes

Running holidays offer fitness training for athletes of all abilities

Beginners often try to run too far, or too fast at first

This is particularly true if you join a running club and you feel you should be keeping pace with more experienced runners. The key to fitness training is to push yourself, but not so hard that you become injured or ill. Walk and jog for the first month.

Keep it up and start to enjoy it. It will get easier from about 4 to 6 weeks, and the good days will increase while the hard days recede.

Read more about running for beginners...

A Fitness Training programme for beginners with running, jogging and walking

Try our Fitness  Training programme of exercises for beginner runners. Our Fitness Training schedule uses timed sequences of running, jogging, walking and resting - all designed to exercise all your muscles correctly and without over-exertion which can lead to injury.

See our beginner runners programme here...

Speed Training for Strength

1 Mile Training Program

Which shoe is right for your Fitness Training ?

The correct choice of running shoes is very important. One of the advantages of this sport compared to some others is that you don't need to buy much specialist equipment. All you need is a couple of pairs of good quality shoes that best suit you. But every runner is different in the way they run, and so different shoes are suitable for different running styles.

See how to choose the ideal running shoes for you...

Why keep a Fitness Training Log?

A log is your own record of your running. It will help you to track your progress and keep you to your training schedule. Many find their log is a very important part of their motivation. It will also help you to keep a check on your mileage and the condition of your shoes.

Read more about maintaining your running log...

Fitness Training on the beach, with warms ups before you start.

Warm ups

Warm ups are generally only necessary when running a 5k race or shorter. But many runners find it difficult to incorporate a warm up into their training, so you may find it easier if your warm up is done with a partner.

Read more about warm ups and our recommended programme...

Core Stability

Core stability is the ability to control the position and movement of the central portion of your body. It is possible to target this area and so strengthen your core stability. Good core stability will maximise your running performance and will help prevent injuries.

Read more about Core Stability and how to strengthen these muscles...

Endurance Running with Logan Beaulieu

Endurance work falls into four classifications - aerobic, anaerobic, speed and strength endurance, and a sound knowledge of each type is of paramount importance to all runners and coaches.


More about the four types of endurance work here...

Speed Work

The best runners all use a form of speed work in their schedule. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced runner, adding speed work to your training will not just be immensely rewarding but will improve your basic speed. Yes it will make you run faster.

Learn how to incorporate speed work into your programme...

Hill Work, a must for your fitness training

In its simplest form, this is training on a hill that takes about 30 seconds to run up and jog down to recover. But there are some important questions, such as how many repetitions, how long and and how steep should the gradient be

Find the answers to these questions about hill work, and more...

Circuit work for strength and stamina

Fitness Training and nutrition

Circuit work is an excellent way to simultaneously improve mobility, strength and stamina. This involves a group of 6 to 10 strength exercises that are completed one exercise after another.

Use our circuit programmes to enhance your strength and endurance...

Fitness Training for Veterans

Age eventually catches up with even the fastest of us, but there is no reason why your performance should fall off dramatically once you reach a certain age. Many set PB's in their 40's and 50's, while others experience no immediate decline in speed and endurance.

Learn how to continue - or even start - your training as a veteran...

Fitness Training and your, Vo2 Max

Learn how to improve you oxygen uptake using simple work outs, and how to calculate your own Vo2 Max.

Read about the factors affecting your Vo2 Max...

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5k Plan

To achieve maximum performance, you must improve both your endurance and your speed. You can do this by either running more miles, running faster, or a combination of both.

A training programme that will challenge you...

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10k Plan

Use our 10k Plan to develop your Fitness Training, endurance and speed. This plan really is for the serious enthusiast but it can be changed to suit almost anyone.

Go to our detailed 10k Plan  Fitness Holidays

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