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Guest Post: Colin Allan – GET STRONGER, RUN LONGER

Colin Allan is a professional rugby-player-turned-PT and performance coach, with a specialist interest in hyper-tailored training and nutrition. Enertor have teamed up with Colin to bring you professional advice on all things fitness. In this post, Colin talks us through why strength training plays an important part in improving our running... As some one who has lifted weights since he was 14 years old i am a big advocate of the benefits of strength training for all.  For collision sport athletes, where increased muscle mass, strength and power are prerequisites, but also for runners, recreational athletes of all disciplines and the general population. The three most common objections to weight training from both a 'sedentary' and a performance point of view are typically:...

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6 golden rules of injury prevention when running

Injury is awful. It gets in the way of your training and your goals. Finding yourself laid up on the couch for a week hurts your progress and can lead to frustration. Check out these tips to avoid running injuries and stay on track. 1. Know your limits The fastest way to injure yourself is to overtrain. Don’t overcommit, channel your enthusiasm into designing a steady training program. Everyone has their limit – if you’re looking to increase speed or distance, do it in small increments over time. 2. Listen to your body If it hurts, stop. It sounds simple enough but it’s true. Never force yourself to run on a developing injury, you’ll only make it worse and slow...

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