With a record 37,227 people finishing the London Marathon in 2012 and new races cropping up all over the place, it’s no surprise that running participation is on the rise. A recent survey by Sport England shows that 15.5 million people aged 16 and over are playing sport at least… View Post

Welcome back to Spring into a Marathon, Fitcetera’s special marathon training feature. By now you are already around a quarter of the way into your training and should be starting to feel the benefit of your regular planned sessions. You will be getting used to the paces you should be… View Post

We’ve all heard the news, and read the many, many snow-related Facebook statuses, but now the reality has hit us: it’s actually snowed! Believe it or not the white stuff can put off even the most seasoned runner from hitting the streets for a workout. But fear not, you don’t… View Post

Part 1 of Spring into a Marathon discussed the different training plans on offer to train for a marathon. You should, by now, have chosen your training plan, and if you’re following a 16 week plan, you may well have already officially started training. But do you know why you’re… View Post

Are you getting the most from your training? Are you working at the correct intensity? Are you “in the zone”? One of the best ways to check all of this is to work out your heart rate training zones. These zones make sure you’re putting in the right amount of… View Post

As the turkey leftovers start to dwindle and the Champagne bubbles fizzle out we find ourselves at a time of year that thousands of runners across the world have been waiting anxiously for – the start of the Spring Marathon training plans. There are many plans around to choose from,… View Post