BOARD GAMES

MATT LONG AND LEWIS MOSES LOOK AT THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INDOOR RUNNING: It’s big weekend ahead for some of our readership. Some of you will be heading to Birmingham to spectate if not compete at the British indoor championships. For some in our masters community, you will no doubt be heading to Sheffield…

Running To Feel & Effort

Please see our New Levels Coaching RPE Scale which helps runners of all abilities to understand the effort levels they can train at. We always encourage runners to have a variety of intensity within their training plan, but rather than focus on ‘pace’ and ‘splits’ our recommended way of training, is always to feel. A…

ZONE IN TO PERCEIVED EXERTION

In this piece, New Levels Coach Matt Long builds on the recent podcast led by Lewis Moses (insert link) by discussing how the zonal system of training can be interlinked and cross referenced with scales of perceived exertion.  Borg Scales The Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) has become a time-honoured way of measuring intensity…

PLAYING WITH SPEED

Avid users of social media may well just have spotted that the great Kenyan double Olympic 1500m champion, Faith Kipyegon, has been at it! In fact its been a staple part of the training diet of athletes for almost a century! What its it? The session we are alluding to is known as the ’fartlek’.…

6 STEPS TO SPRING INTO A MARATHON

As the Spring marathons are creeping up on us in the coming 16 weeks, it’s crucial to proactively plan your marathon training. Recognising the overwhelming amount of information available, we want to offer our expert coaching tips and advice to help guide your preparation for your upcoming marathon.  We cover this topic area in more…

MULTI DAY MADNESS – EEKE AND MATT TALK ABOUT THEIR 2023 ULTRA ADVENTURES

2023 was the year 2 of our New Levels athletes took on 2 of the biggest multi day ultras this country has to offer. And what races they are! Cape Wrath Ultra covers 400km over 8 days with over 41,000ft over ascent starting in Fort William, heading north all the way to the lighthouse at…

BEDROCKS FOR THE MOUNTAIN

Some of you may have been inspired to consider venturing to the hills by coverage of the recent World Mountain and Trail Running Championships from Austria. One of our NLC Team Coaches: Matt Long considers a three tier approach to how you make train to make such a transition. NEW LEVELS COACH MATT LONG EXPLORES…

Goal Setting For Runners

Have you just ran a marathon? Or ran your race distance goal or time for the year? Or did you fall short or pick up an injury so your goal had to be changed? Goals can be super important for giving us something to focus on, giving us a reason to get out of bed…

Top Tips for running in the heat

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Run faster by improving your running stride

We have worked with hundreds of runners, who always ask the question “how can I improve my stride length, so I can run faster”. The answer is never simple, but we can look at what underpins the running stride and look at how we can improve these elements, to help us to run faster. In this blog post, we break down running technique and look at what runners can do to improve their running stride and run faster.