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If you are anything like me you want to clearly see the results of your hard work. What is the point of putting in the miles, the quality, the blood sweat and tears, and then hardly have anything to show for it! I recall the quote by a top Germiston Callies coach,...read more
The beauty of basics Ask any successful sportsman how he or she starts their season, and they will point you towards their base phase or foundation setting for the year. Irrespective of whether you are a track runner, cross country, marathon and ultra-runner, the...read more
Comrades 1996 was going to be a good one for Bert Davids. He just didn’t know it at the time. A few years before he was lucky to escape with his life from a serious car accident. His family was grateful that the head of the family was spared and accepted the doctor’s...read more
A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to travel to Europe with a few of our athletes for the European track and field season. What a privilege to live and breathe the lifestyle that so many young athletes are striving towards! It has been a while since I was a...read more
So you managed to enter in time for Comrades 2018! Now what?
So often we underestimate the demands of the big race. It’s only December and reports of massive long runs and training stints are popping up all over Facebook! I get it. It’s a big race and if we have to be honest, its just a little bit scary.
The Strength Workshop for Runner's will provide you with the practical and theoretical knowledge to design and implement your own strength training for running. Strength is a highly under rated part of training and often seen as a training element that takes up too...read more
During the final stages of preparation for a big race there are a multitude of things going through our heads! In theory the tapering period should be the most exciting part of preparation, since all the hard work is behind us. The reality though is that our heads...read more
Aqua running, or deep water running, has become a staple for a lot of professional runners, and many an injured runner has become aware of the powers of aqua running to not only maintain fitness when injured, but also so supplement regular training in a far more forgiving environment and in doing so adding to the weekly training volume.read more
(As seen in the December 2016 issue of Destiny Man magazine) It’s late May, just after five in the morning, outside it is pitch black and you are gearing up for a long day of watching one of the most South African events one can find. Its Comrades morning and with a...read more