Running Dad Diaries: Rest Days Are Necessary | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running Dad Diaries: Rest Days Are Necessary

By Wednesday this week, I had run 10 days in a row. Granted, 5km is the average distance and I certainly am not breaking any speed records. But I am getting up at about 5.30am every day to get a run in. With other things in life, I started to feel tired. Really tired. For the […]

Running Fartleks, Pardon Me?

Running Fartleks, Pardon Me?

Fartleks. No, it’s not a rude word and has got nothing to do with any bodily functions. Fartlek is a Swedish term meaning “speed play” and in running terms it’s a form of interval training. Let me explain. I came across Fartlek training while reading a running magazine. It was still early in my running […]

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Running Dad Diaries: Consistency is Key

Consistency is key when it comes to running, and we’re twelve days into 2019 and, at the time of writing this update, I have been out for a run 8 times. This includes the previous 5 days in a row and I will be going out later today. I believe this is what is known as […]

Working Your Way Back To Fitness | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Working Your Way Back To Fitness

Sometimes, taking a break from your fitness regime is necessary. Perhaps you’ve had an injury, overtrained, gone on holiday or you became just a little bit lazy during the Christmas break… Whatever the reason, making the decision to return to exercise after some time away is a good move for your health and well-being. However, […]

Start Running And Never Stop Running | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Start Running And Never Stop Running

There’s no real secret to running. Rather, the difficulty that most people find when they start is that they don’t know how to keep it up. At the start, it’s uncomfortable and without the right motivation and preparation that discomfort can easily overshadow the potential lifestyle benefits that come with it. So, we’re going to […]