This is an Urban Athletes Manifesto. Read it to yourself when you're feeling a bit de-motivated, when you need to remind yourself what you're doing this for, or just to give yourself that extra little pump-up. When you're an Urban Athlete, you see things differently, because you're in it for the long game. You're not bothered by 60-second abs or get-fit-quick schemes. If you're an Urban Athlete, this is what you believe.
So we did the 10k! A few of our die-hard members made it down to the Bushy Park race on November 16th and ran the race with us, all finishing admirably in under an hour!
Its the last week before the 10k and sometimes its hard to get the race week preperation right. The hard work has already been done hopefully! This week, how to maintain your level of fitness and keep your body in good working order for the event.
By now you should have some regular runs under the belt! If you haven't managed to quite keep up with the regime, don't fret! It's not too late. The beauty of a 10 km event is that it is very achievable. Here's your training schedule for weeks 4 & 5!
Winter's here. Boo hoo. Next summer's a long way off, but now is the time to fight the panic traditionally experienced 2 weeks before summer holidays. Follow these 5 tips to less panic and tighter abs...
Weeks 2 & 3 will see you ramping up your running volume and starting a stretching routine! Richard shows you a few of his favourite stretches and we help you start a training diary with Simon providing us an insight into his week's training!
Earlier this year I attended a running technique course to get a better understanding of barefoot running. What I found out is that taking your shoes off is just the beginning...
Like Jess most Londoners spend their lives in a seated position, whether it be at work, at home or commuting. Add average nutrition, occasional after work drinks and a lack of self motivation and you’ll start to realise why those desirable body changes may never be realised.
Most outdoor training available in London at present involves too much running, burpees, press ups and crunches. Do you assume if you get hot, sweaty and sore from a workout that it's having a positive effect on your body?