A training plan is much like a diet plan. If you stick to it, it will work. The big question is “can you stick to it”? If you type ‘running training plans’ into a search engine, you will be greeted by pages of different plans. There will be free plans and plans that you […]
About Martin Hulbert Running Coach Leicester
I am a UK Athletics qualified Running Coach and a Level 3 Personal Trainer. I write personalised training plans and provide 1-1 coaching to help you reach your goals.
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Marathons are tough on your body. Sorry, but that is a fact. Recovering from a marathon is a critical component of a perfect training plan but is something that is often neglected. Unfortunately, if you don’t properly recover from a marathon, you will increase your risk of injury, limit your long term potential and increase […]
There are two big fuelling traps that runners fall in to before they run a marathon. They go into the race under fuelled They eat loads the night before Carb-loading has evolved over the years. In the 1970-80s there was the process of doing a really hard run the week before your marathon, […]
Over the last few months your training should have been gradually getting harder, you should have been running more and more miles, both your midweek and long runs. As you have now completed, or about to complete your longest week and your longest run of your training, you may well be thinking about the taper. […]
As a coach one the biggest things I have to teach and remind runners is how to run easy. I originally wrote a post about this in 2018, but feel the need to update it. When we start running, we tend to run as far as we can at a pace that feels ‘normal’ […]
I listen to podcast series called Don’t Tell Me The Score. I referenced an episode in a previous blog, The Squeaky Wheel Gets Fixed, and I find that I can take something out of most of the episodes. Last weekend I listened to a recent episode where the interviewee was Ed Jackson, an ex-professional rugby […]
As runners, we all seem to have some strange obsessions. Some of these can be positive, some have little impact on us, but some can really cause mental stress, physical fatigue and in a fair amount of cases, lead to injuries. When controlled the right way, a bit of obsession can be a good […]
I am writing this in England on 22nd April 2020 and using guidelines that are current at the time of writing here. Please check with your own government if elsewhere in the world on your current guidance. Covid-19 has changed the running landscape for the foreseeable future. No races. No running with clubs. No running […]
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I think at this point it is important to remember that marathon training is tough, both mentally and physically and sometimes you need a bit of a break from the longer runs and hard, long tempo sessions. You also need to reduce the amount of fatigue that you put through your body, especially at a time like this