Running Dad Diaries: A Spring in My Step | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running Dad Diaries: A Spring in My Step

Here in North Yorkshire, there’s been a definite taste of spring this week – and long may it continue. It really makes a huge difference to my running and I suspect many peoples running really. I’m no fair-weather runner, but I do prefer my conditions warm and dry. On top of the mild weather, there’s also the fact […]

6 Tips for Running Off Road | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

6 Tips for Running Off Road

When it comes to running on or off road there is a clear winner for me. It’s off road every time. But, running off road can be very different to road running, so with the Spring fast approaching, here are my 6 top tips for running off road. 1) Off road shoes Your running shoes […]

Running Dad Diaries: Rest Day Extravaganza | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Running Dad Diaries: Rest Day Extravaganza

We all need a rest day every now and again. Runners, especially, should factor in a rest day each week. It’s scientifically proven to that rest days aid the bodies recovery and prevent injury. So, after a 13-day running streak, I wanted to take last Monday off, and I did. The problem was I then […]

Running Dad Diaries: Don't Be Alarmed, I'm Just a Runner

Running Dad Diaries: The Unplanned Goal

The thing about goals is that they are usually planned ahead and you aim to achieve them. Well, I set a goal that I didn’t plan at all until the deadline was almost upon me. After my long Sunday run (which wasn’t as long as I wanted but I’ll get to that later) I was […]

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 […]