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Is Interval Training Something for Every Runner?

Posted on by Run Stu

“I feel the need for the speed”, so let’s hit those speedy intervals, or perhaps the cinema beckons… Yet is interval training for every runner and I guess the question is should you be doing them?  If so how and where to start.  So let’s take a look at what they are and the variations. Interval Training, or Repetition sessions are so often misunderstood and when purely executed they become ‘junk miles’ and in doing so rapidly increase the risk of injury or over training. Good examples of an Interval session would be to visit your local athletics track and … Continue reading

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Experiencing Running Past 50

Posted on by Harry Stevenson

Running Past 50 is fast approaching it’s 4th birthday. It has gone from strength to strength, not just with numbers attending either.  During the recent lockdowns the regulars stayed in touch with each other and even began to meet for a regular runs together.  Friendships have been forged and a real sense of community prevails. The regular Friday morning session takes place at the Olympic Legacy Park, 10:30am and is led by Accelerate Community Coaches Sarah and Simon. We caught up with a number of the regulars to gather their thoughts on their love of this amazing group.   How … Continue reading

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Coaching Running Past 50

Posted on by Harry Stevenson

Meet Sarah and Simon. They have been part of the Accelerate Community for many years now. Both started by attending Accelerate’s Woodrun group, which then developed into both of them completing the Leadership in Running Fitness Course (LiRF). This then lead them into leading their own group on a Friday morning. We’ve asked Sarah and Simon a few questions about their coaching Journey, so carry on reading to find out how they got involved. How did you get involved with the Accelerate community? Sarah – About 10 years ago I used to go to Accelerate’ s breakfast run which used … Continue reading

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Volcano Run!!

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A late summer holiday and trip to Lanzarote for Team Accelerate Runner, Izzy-Mai. This involved a week of warm weather training and family fun that took in a run up the local Volcano.   Izzy-Mai recounts a morning of running fun on the Lava strewn volcano. “It all began while laying around the pool in Lanzarote, glancing across the volcanic landscape. I began a conversation with my mum and dad about the volcanoes and how I was eager and excited to explore them. After a little research, I realised that I could experience what it felt like to run on … Continue reading

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Maximum Heart Rate? Forget It…

Posted on by Run Stu

It keeps on coming up on social media. Plus, I am continually asked about maximum heart rate and how to calculate it. The reason it would appear is to calculate those all important training zones that help maximise folks training, yet the question should be asked if there is a better way? I hear about some new amazing formula all of the time, yet the truth is they do not work for that many people. Formulae Do Not Work, OK! There is no one size fits all here, merely normal ranges of what we would expect. It all started with … Continue reading

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Scott Cruise, tried and tested

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Accelerate Scott Team member Harvey was lucky enough to get his hands on a new pair of the Scott Running Cruise. The newest member in Scotts range. Read on to hear all his thoughts on them. The Cruise is the latest addition to Scott’s road running line up. Using their latest Kinetic midsole, a single layered engineered mesh upper and their eRide technology which rolls you forward with every stride. It has resulted in an interesting shoe to run in… First Impressions So this is a strange one. Straight out the box they comfy and feel nice to walk around … Continue reading

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The Brooks Launch, Updated and Improved

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The Brooks Launch 7 is a lightweight and responsive trainer from Brooks. It uses their BioMoGo DNA midsole for a well cushioned ride while still giving off the racing flat responsive feeling. For team Accelerate member Jason Ward it has been his go to shoe since it was first released in 2010. Since then he has had a least 2 or 3 pairs of every iteration all the way through to the current version. We caught up with him and he shared his reasons behind why it is one of his favorite shoes. Jason has represented Great Britain on multiple … Continue reading

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Running Hot

Posted on by Run Stu

The weather forecast says ‘Hot, Hot, Hot’. Today is race day and over the last couple of weeks the weather has been warm, yet in an effort to be ‘sensible’ and to be able to run at your usual training speeds you’ve simply avoided the heat and missed training.  Is this the right thing to have done? Often, runners fear the heat and just avoid training at all and then rock up to their target race, lacking any sort of ‘heat training’ and therefore acclimatisation. So what can we do? How We Keep Cool Our bodies are constantly adapting to … Continue reading

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Why Do You Run? It’s Important to Understand…

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Many just don’t think about it, yet why do you run? For the joy of it, a healthy glow? To be with friends, to catch up after work? To reach new racing goals, to run faster for a PB? The truth probably lies in a mix of the above and will change through the year and most definitely during a life time of running. Yet it is still important to understand the ‘Mix’ as it should then help direct your purpose for training. We all like company when we train, it has been shown to benefit those searching for the … Continue reading

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The Run In…

Posted on by Run Stu

Two weeks to go. The Scott Snowdon Trail Half Marathon beckons. As ever with so little time to go you wander if training could have gone better? Should I have done more? For me, will my leg hold up on the downhill?  Well, unless the unforeseen strikes we are about to find out. That’s it, end off. There is one last long training run to go, then it will be time to taper. There is no real gain in the last two weeks of trying to cram anything extra in. I plan to cut back on the time on my feet … Continue reading

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