COACHES CORNER

Here you’ll find some top tips and musings from our esteemed Head Coach Edward Price.

Ed is a multi qualified Coach via the England Athletics route (Athletics Coach – Endurance) and is very well respected within GVH as our Leader and Mentor in coaching, training and guidance.  

When a coach breaks his own rules….

If you watched my 12 Training Tips of Christmas, you might remember that number 1 was ‘Have a Purpose’ – in other words knowing what the aim of the run is and sticking to it. Well, I went out on Sunday morning for what was planned as an easy aerobic 10 miles. I...

Planning for the long term – learning to love the Macro!

Before COVID struck, we had an abundance of races to choose from. Consequently, it was very easy to fall into the habit of jumping from one race to another without any sort of structure. It could also be tempting to think that to improve our time over a certain...

12 Training Tips of Christmas

By order of the chairman, I have put together a little compilation of my 12 training tips of Christmas for your delectation! Each tip was deliberately concise to give you an easy aspect on which to focus in order to make improvements in your running. I hope at least...

Elements of Training – V02 Max

You will have heard us use the term V02 max with reference to training and probably seen it in other contexts too. But what is it all about and why do we make such a fuss about it? What is it? VO2 Max is your maximal oxygen uptake, or to put it another way the...

Autumn Training Goals

Weekly reminders about hi-viz and cross-country?! Summer is most definitely over! As runners, this period can easily be overlooked. Too soon to start training properly for a spring marathon? Too tired from an autumn marathon? Too muddy from cross-country? Too cold and...

Racing Reflections

Callum Hawkins had a brilliant run in the World Championship Marathon last night. If you didn’t stay up to watch it, it’s worth a catch up. He very nearly bagged a medal against a high-quality field of runners (mostly East African) who had PBs 5 minutes...

Running to Recover

So why should you do a recovery run and when you do, how? Intuition might suggest that the why is to ‘fix’ your legs after a hard run. But science now seems to debunk this as there is apparently no evidence that light exercise promotes any physiological response that...

Power Meters – How useful are they?

Wearable tech and the data it produces is constantly evolving and giving us all sorts of new data to help training and racing. A relatively new innovation is measuring running power. The big names like Garmin and Polar are now offering this option (with the right kit)...

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