The most common reason for failing to get that PB you have been chasing is having your training preparation for a race upset by a period of injury. I don’t need to tell you how infuriating that can be, so it’s vital that you design a training plan that is appropriate for YOUR body and supplement it with strength and/or flexibility exercises that YOU need, as opposed to just copying something you read or hard. Though we all share a passion for running, we are all unique in terms of our physical and mental makeup, levels of fitness, medical history, etc. This helps to explain why some of us get injured running a certain way or a certain distance whilst others do not. Whether you are taking up running for the first time or preparing for a 5km, 10km, 10 mile, half marathon or marathon PB, preparation is key, and that’s exactly where we can help!
Most runners report huge benefits from doing one of our popular ‘Runner’s MOT‘. By giving us the opportunity to assess your biomechanics & running form including a full body a video gait analysis in our exclusive StrideUK Gait Lab, the MOT allows us to really pinpoint what your body needs, leading to the creation of a very specific 12 week training plan.
By evaluating your current level of fitness, discussing your goals and formulating a suitable target race time, we will create you a 12 week online training plan (16 weeks for a half marathon or marathon). We will check the plan weekly and add/ modify training sessions as and when applicable. You are welcome to submit your running sessions via Garmin, Strava, etc. so we can assess your progress.
Research shows that to achieve goals and remain injury free, runners can really benefit from adding a couple of ancillary strength & conditioning sessions to their week. But which exercises does your body need? How many reps and sets? We will provide you with a supplementary plan that integrates it into your weekly run sessions.
Should you wish, we provide indoor strength & conditioning sessions in our matted rehab & weights area, as and when you wish. This is a very popular add-on for runners who know that that will not be able to do their strength work at home due to limited space or danger of distraction.
By joining you on your actual running sessions, we get a valuable chance to see how you are running in the real world and advise you on tweaks to help reduce injury risk and improve performance. We can also make sure you are working at a suitable level!
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