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Feb 132012

Whether you are training to run a marathon or lose weight, tone up and get fit there are three basic training errors that can hold you back from reaching your goals. Every client I have ever worked with has been making at least one of these. Have a read and see if any of these apply to you.

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Nov 182011

The health section of the Sunday paper is something I normally skip as the articles tend to be based on the latest fads rather than anything scientific. Last sunday however I happened to flick through it and was struck by two stories on nutrition which gave completely conflicting advice. I can understand why some people are confused about what they should be eating when magazines and newspapers are churning out a new diet almost every week.

With that in mind I thought I would offer you a few basic principles that if you get these right you’ll be eating a healthy diet by almost anyones definition. Continue reading »

Nov 112011

After getting slowly back into running over the last month I decided it was time to step it up a notch in today’s run by sprinting up a hill a few times. Having done so I wish I had done it earlier. There can’t be a better type of aerobic training to increase fitness, lose fat and tone up. One of the great things about hill sprints is that anybody from an Olympic athlete to a couch potato can do them. Whether you are training for a marathon, a hit of tennis, running around the football field or even just to get fit it’s a great workout that gives fantastic results. If you want to get fit and shift some excess pounds quickly then hill sprints are tailor made for you. Continue reading »

Nov 012011

Welcome to the first Mile 27 blog.(Previous blogs were imported from my personal blogger site).These blogs will be a mix of informative articles, my views on the latest in health and fitness and what’s happening in my own life relative to health and fitness that you might find interesting.

Today’s topic is not something I have had to deal with on a personal basis very often, but after travelling for 6 months my fitness has dropped dramatically. As some of you are aware I am an ultra marathon runner so not running for 6 months was always going to have a big effect on me.

I’ve had many clients who have gone through a similar experience losing their fitness for all kinds of reasons; recovering from surgery, having a baby, a travel break similar to mine or they’ve simply fallen of the fitness wagon and decided it was time to get back on. Continue reading »

Nov 022009

As I turned 40 this year I contemplated the effect getting older would have on me. Previously I’d completely ignored age and treated my body as if it was 30. Through either luck or good training or a bit of both I’ve managed to get to 40 in reasonable shape. Having turned 40 I begin to wonder if every new ache or injury I have is a sign of age. I question whether my 30 year old body would feel the same. A part of me refuses to use age as an excuse for anything but the more scientific part of me is coming to terms with the fact that there are facts about ageing that can’t be ignored. If I want to continue to life the full active and physical life that I currently live then I need to change the way I train to compensate for the inevitable changes that will occur I my body as I age.

Age has many affects on the body but the main ones I am concerned about are muscle mass, strength , endurance, aerobic capacity and flexibility. Continue reading »