Mo Farah’s Typical Weekly Training Schedule

Reading Time: 2 minutes Below is Mo’s apparent typical training week from ‘training a runner’ (Source,…

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Reading Time: 2 minutes ** If you’ve heard people talking about ‘digging deep’ and learning how…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute   ** Familiarise yourself with the course and with your pre-race…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute     * Don’t wear compression gear. It adds extra resistance…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute X*Wear compression gear. Boosts blood flow to muscles and reduces the…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute * Don’t start too near to the front if you are…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute * Pinch yourself hard before that final sprint. (I don’t think…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute * Smile. Smile every 1km it will relax you. Can’t hurt?…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute *X Running cadence. Aim for about 90-95 strides a minute (180-190…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute   ** If you are doing a parkrun then start at…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute     *X Minor pain relief on-the-day. If you have a…

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Reading Time: 2 minutes *** Do a proper taper appropriate to your CURRENT level of fitness/fatigue.…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute *** Do a proper taper. I’ve given tapers more consideration in <this> link.…

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Reading Time: 2 minutes *X Insoles. Many of us have one leg longer than the other…

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Reading Time: 2 minutes **X Race-day, pre-race sports massage – someone told me these help. No…

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Reading Time: 2 minutes ***X Look at ‘proper’ tapers especially if you are of a ‘reasonable’ standard.…

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Reading Time: 2 minutes *X So you plan to do the 3-day taper mentioned in previous…

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Reading Time: 2 minutes   ** Beetroot juice (source of nitrates). Take 0.5l of beetroot juice…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute *** Train at altitude. About 7,000ft above sea level!! Even better;…

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Reading Time: < 1 minute   *** Race at an ambient temperature of no more than…