Until the world seemed to come to a screeching halt in March, our habits – whether good or bad – were alive and kicking as we went to work or school, trained, slouched on the sofa in the evenings, and more. But with everything turned on its head, many of us find ourselves out of routine, with a lot of us now stuck at home and only allowed out for E&E (Essentials and Exercise). Each week we’ll feature an interview with a coach or athlete to help you through changes in your training routine.
Running expert interviews
As runners we all like to think we’re super fit, ready for anything the world of endurance wishes to throw at us. But Geoff Wightman, a 2:13:17 marathon runner at his peak and now coach to his son Jake, the second fastest ever Briton at 1500m – quicker than a certain Coe, Ovett and Cram – had his eureka moment in an airport.
A perfect formula to creating your own training plan and progression? Look no further than Olympic bronze medallist Katharine Merry.
"Praise effort rather than telling them they’re good." is David Hemery's simple philosophy. "There's a spark of greatness in all of us."
Former Olympic sprinter Donna Fraser talks sticky toffee pudding, ballet and pilates.
Anyone can take part in athletics; it’s what makes it approachable and achievable.
Easy miles are the secret to success says the London Marathon winner from 37 years ago.
The elite endurance runners explain how new and experienced runners can add confidence to their running.
"I love running because it’s so simple really. It’s all about having fun." says parkrun world record holder.
How to progress training to achieve a little more - for all recreational club runners and RunTogether runners.