All posts by Richard Whall

Richard Whall

About Richard Whall

Since 1st September 2014 I have been running at least 1 mile every day (regardless of weather, illness, minor injury, holidays, lack of time or general daily stress!) and will continue to do so for an entire year, all in aid of my local children's hospice. To make this even more of a challenge, I aim to cover 1500 miles in the year, during which time I will complete my first ever marathon and, towards the end of my run streak, on Day 363, complete an ultra-marathon in the Lake District! As a devoted husband, father of two young children and full-time teacher I understand the difficulties of modern life, but also appreciate that some have it much more difficult than others. Completing this challenge helps me to remember the struggles many children and their families face on a daily basis, as well as being an opportunity to prove that there is always time to exercise, it is just a matter of planning and priorities!
  • Training
    7 Simple Steps to Training Success

    This post is designed not to provide definitive answers but to encourage you to think a little more beyond sets and reps and at how other aspects can influence your training success. I’ve spent a great deal...

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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  • Resistance Training for Runners: Part Two – Strategies

    In Part One of Resistance training for runners I introduced a three-step approach to help you plan your resistance training: Principles – Strategies – Exercises. This simple hierarchy helps ensure you maximise your training by first of...

    • Posted October 12, 2015
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  • Resistance Training for Runners: Part One – Principles

    Resistance training and running: Should I, shouldn’t I? I don’t have time? I don’t want big muscles? I’ve tried it before but I got injured! All the top runners do it! With information overload from magazines, internet...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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  • Can Running Make You Fat?

    Try a simple google search for ‘running makes you fat’ and you’ll find an abundance of articles warning you of the dangers to your physique from running and other traditional cardio activities. So is it really true,...

    • Posted July 7, 2015
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  • Going Paleo

    Like many other people, I’ve been experimenting with various different approaches to my daily diet, especially as I tried to find the best strategy for fuelling my running and recovery whilst also cutting my body mass down...

    • Posted May 29, 2015
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  • Top Five Supplements I Can’t Live Without As A Runner

    I’m now almost 250 days into my 365day Run Streak challenge and my mileage is really starting to ramp up as I approach my first ever marathon in June (followed by my first ever ultra-marathon in August!)....

    • Posted May 8, 2015
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