Perhaps you are planning to take on the challenge of a 10K, half marathon or full marathon race. Or maybe you are already a seasoned distance runner but would like to improve your race time. Whatever your motivation I can help you to achieve your goals.
I am passionate about distance running and have personally completed several distance races. I will enjoy the challenge of training alongside you.
My Distance Running Story:
I started distance running 15 years ago having always loved running – getting out into the open air, away from air conditioned gyms and switching off from my busy lifestyle. Initially I started running with a friend and we would go out 3 times a week, two short runs during the week and a longer one at weekends when we knew we had more time. We both then decided to enter the Edinburgh Marathon, thinking we should put our running to a challenge.
Let’s say it was, jumping from 6-7miles per run to training for a 26 mile race! But we knew that if we trained together we would do it and that’s what we did. Running with a buddy had a massive impact on our training, taking away the boredom and enabling us to push each other not to give up when we started to struggle with our runs.
Unfortunately my running buddy had to pull out of the marathon 4 months before it, due to injury, so I ended up having to complete my training on my own. It was harder, but I pulled myself through!
The Edinburgh Marathon day arrived and I was nervous but excited – I kept saying to myself “it’s your first one, Susan, just complete the miles and get through it”. I completed the race in 3 hours 40 minutes and I was over the moon!
A few months later I received a letter from the London Marathon organisers saying I had qualified, if I would like to enter it the following year. That was me hooked! I decided I was going to do another one but this time I was going to do it in a faster time. I started preparing straight away, aiming for a time of 3 hours 30 minutes – I kicked in more runs, focused on speed work and took into account my nutrition. But maybe I was a little keen, I did a little too much running and not enough strengthening of the areas within my body that take the most pounding. I suffered from sciatica 2 months before the marathon and had to pullout. I was gutted!
However I had the opportunity to enter the following year and I took it. This time I re-planned my training strategy, taking other aspects into account. Marathon training is not all about running: there are other key areas you need to focus on – I took up yoga and pilates and what a difference it made. I also looked carefully at my diet, knowing that I needed the right foods at certain times of the day.
The London Marathon finally came and I was focused and mentally ready for it. I knew that I had nothing to worry about – all I had to do was enjoy it and take as much of it in as possible. I did and not only that I completed my run under my goal of 3 hours 30 minutes.
Training for your event
A programme from Streamline Personal Fitness will plan your training from inception to the race date. We will train to set you up for the best time that you can achieve while also taking into account your physical well being and recovery.
- Help to stay motivated
- An introduction to a variety of new running routes
- Suggestions for exercises to strengthening areas that are weak and take a lot of pounding whilst running, to minimise injuries
- Help with mental training to get you over the wall when it comes
- Help with speed and power training
- Nutrition advice before, during and after runs
- Blocks of 10 sessions cost £420/ one hour session.
- Follow up/ single group sessions cost £45/ one hour session
You will be asked to pay half of the total price before your programme commences and will pay the remaining fee at the mid point of your programme (on completion of session 5). Single sessions must be paid for in advance of the session.