Many runners spend a lot of training and effort trying to get a quicker base pace. Endless reps, laps round a track, fartlek training and more. All of this is great for building on your cardio fitness and pushing your lactate threshold higher to be able to cope with faster… View Post

Fitness DNA testing has been around for a few years now. You may have seen that I had my first DNA fitness test back in 2014 for an article I wrote for PT Magazine. In it, I explored the relevance of DNA fitness testing, and concluded that, while it can… View Post

Eating healthily is hard, right? I used to spend ages every evening making a salad for my lunch al-desko the next day, but quickly realised that a long day at work or a busy evening would mean I’d take a drive to the shops at lunch time to buy something.… View Post

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you’ll know that I’ve fallen a little bit out of love with running over the last year or so, or since my stress fracture. I can’t justify or explain why, but I guess it has something to do with the fear… View Post

I’m not typically one for supplements; I tend to go with the philosophy that you can get everything you need from what you eat and drink. Yes, I take whey protein, but only usually on my training days in a post-workout smoothie as a pre-breakfast breakfast, or as a method… View Post

The Virgin Money opened its ballot today for the 37th London Marathon. Like hundreds of thousands of others, I submitted my application. However, only 50,000 runners are accepted each year, with the knowledge that around 40,000 will actually line up. Of this 50k, a certain percentage will be charity runners,… View Post

Everyone seems to be an “expert” these days – people who have worked in the industry for all of about 5 minutes claim to be “fat loss experts” or “high performance training pro” (bro). In reality, none of us are experts. And those who are truly top of their field… View Post

Protein powder has become a bit of a staple in most fitness devotee’s kitchen cupboards, and we’re becoming more and more experimentative with using it, i.e. not just in shakes. Personally I can’t imagine anything more miserable than a scoop of protein powder just mixed with water in a shaker.… View Post