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September 14, 2018

The term ‘junk miles’ refers to any steady to moderate paced running that a runner does over the course of a week which doesn’t have a specific physiological target to meet a desired outcome - i.e. to smash your 10k PB or complete your first marathon


There’s an argument that there’s no such thing as ‘junk miles’ because of the huge benefits that running brings to our physical and mental health. But if you’re training for a spe...

June 11, 2018

You know what they say, ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’. You’ve already decided to take up the Mbition challenge and start your personalised running plan, so why not ensure you’re wearing the right gear to succeed? Admittedly, it can be an expensive investment, especially for runners just starting out. Not prepared to part with big wads of cash? With the My Favourite Voucher Codes guide, you can get everything you need a...

June 10, 2018

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One mistake many new runners make when training for a marathon is cramming too much intensity and mileage in without taking a pause. This can lead to an injury before the actual race, causing them to hang up their bibs without a finisher’s medal to match. Even with time constraints, recovery is as essential as any part of training and here are some tips to help speed it up.

Vary your run difficulty

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April 27, 2018

The line between having a great race and setting a new PB/PR, or struggling round the last part of the course is razor thin. Running just a few seconds too fast or too slow at any point in your race could change the primary energy system your body is utilising and spell disaster.

Here are the Mbition team's top tips on how to plan your race right so you cross that finish line smiling!

Have a plan - a plan is better than no plan...

April 26, 2018

Speed is the ability to move quickly across the ground - sounds simple right? And yes it is - but there is more to running quicker than just moving your limbs faster or ramping up your training. 

Here’s 8 tips on how to make significant gains in your speed:

Vary your session intensities - improving your running fitness comes from a combination of training volume, intensity and how hard you challenge yourself on your hardest run....

April 5, 2018

Whether you love them or hate them, doing hill sprints is a sure way to improve your your running performance - working against gravity, forces your muscles to work differently from what they’re used to.

Key gains can be made in your speed, strength, stamina, power and running technique by incorporating hill sprints into your training, even if you’re returning from injury.


HERE’S HOW HILLS SPRINTS WILL IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING

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March 16, 2018

Just 8 weeks to go until the amazing 2018 London 10 Mile and we hope your training is going great.

It can be daunting counting down the weeks to race day when you know you’re behind in your training, unsure about how you might squeeze in the extra miles around a busy schedule and worrying whether you can make the distance. But don’t panic - Mbition is on hand to help.

Here's our 3 top tips on how to approach your training and s...

February 14, 2018

Mbition’s % On Track rating is to there to help you easily understand how you are progressing against your plan as it indicates how many sessions you have missed. But don’t beat yourself up if you're not close to 100%.

Consistent training is important, but so is knowing when you’re better off missing a session or two because you’re fighting off illness, having a really busy week, maybe you have a slight muscles strain or you’re...

February 6, 2018

Mbition has come a long way over the past year - our user success rate has shot up to 94.5%, we're in the final Best Technology/app of The Running Awards and we're partnering with some of the most amazing events around the world.

We want Mbition to grow and evolve into an even better training experience for you, so our 2018 plans include major improvements to the user experience including:

Native apps - iOS and Android apps

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January 25, 2018

THE SCIENCE

The majority of the physiological stimuli of a long run occurs between 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours 30 mins - this is when you get the key fitness benefits. Running for 3+ hours starts to have a negative affect as your muscles will start to break down and fatigue will set in, which in turn leads to a significant delay in recovery time and the quality of your training will start to diminish.

Also running long distanc...

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