Factors That Affect Heart Rate

April 27, 2021

Your heart rate can be affected by many factors when training. To make the most of training with a heart rate monitor, you need to know what these are.

Ben Pulham

How To Fuel Properly, With Darryl...

April 20, 2021

Darryl Griffiths of KODA Nutrition chats with Coach Ben about why proper fuelling is essential for athletes and how they can fuel properly.

Ben Pulham

Six Signs Your Training Is Working

April 5, 2021

How do you know your training is working? We share six ways you can gauge whether your training is working and if your fitness is progressing.

Ben Pulham

Cut Race Times, Not Corners.

Racing at your potential and enjoying training is easy when you’re following the right programme.

Training In The Morning vs. The E...

March 30, 2021

Do you train in the morning or evening? What’s better? In this article, we discuss some pros and cons of morning vs evening training.

Ben Pulham

Sometimes, The Simple Things Are ...

March 23, 2021

Knowing your pace, HR, distance, elevation, and all the other data you can pull from your devices can be a huge benefit. But it’s not always.

Ben Pulham

What Are Accelerations? (And How ...

March 16, 2021

Commonly called strides, pickups or striders, accelerations are a fantastic warm-up exercise and form of speedwork early in a training cycle.

Ben Pulham

Three Ways To Measure Your Run Fi...

March 9, 2021

Racing is not the only way to track your progress. Here are three additional ways you can measure your run fitness and track your progress.

Ben Pulham

Coached Race: Our Response To The...

March 2, 2021

The second edition of the Coached Race was held on 27 February. Here’s how it went down.

Ben Pulham

Tie Your Shoelaces

February 23, 2021

Before you head out for your next run, lace your shoes. Sit down and carefully tie each lace to a tension that is firm but comfortable. Here’s why!

Ben Pulham

Why Functional Threshold Pace Tes...

January 26, 2021

The Functional Threshold Pace (FTPa) field test is useful for determining training zones and tracking fitness progression. Here’s how to do it.

Ben Pulham

Running On A Treadmill: The Pros ...

January 5, 2021

In this article, I’ll share the pros and cons of running on a treadmill and offer some tips for making the most of your treadmill training sessions.

Ben Pulham

The Three Stages Of Athlete Devel...

December 15, 2020

Long-term athlete development is essential to nurturing athletes to fulfil their potential. In this article we share the three stages of athlete development.

Ben Pulham

Coached Answers Runner Questions ...

December 1, 2020

Our coaches answer runner-submitted questions asked by runners of the Singapore Marathon.

Ben Pulham

A Simple Guide To Lactate Testing

November 17, 2020

Lactate testing is used to determine your lactate threshold & establish training zones based on actual metabolic conditions within your body.

Ben Pulham

Simple Resistance Band Exercises ...

November 10, 2020

Adding resistance band exercises into your training is a simple and cost-effective way to increase the quality of your strength training. Learn how.

Ben Pulham

3 Types Of Hill Runs (And, Where ...

November 3, 2020

The two most common things athletes ask us about hill training is 1) what hill runs to do. And 2), where to run hills in Singapore. We answer them here.

Ben Pulham

Should Runners Do Strength Training?

October 20, 2020

Should runners do strength training? In this article, we answer that question and share five bodyweight exercises you can do to get started.

Ben Pulham

4 Ways Virtual Races Are Better T...

September 29, 2020

Most athletes prefer traditional races to virtual races, but there are a few ways virtual races can be better. In this post, we share four.

Ben Pulham

Improve Performance With Coached ...

September 22, 2020

Group training can be the motivational boost you need. When conducted by experienced and passionate coaches, it could take your performance up a level.

Ben Pulham

How To Hydrate Properly With Andy...

September 15, 2020

Andy Blow of Precision Hydration chats with Coach Ben about why proper hydration is essential for endurance athletes and how they can hydrate properly.

Ben Pulham

Cadence – Starting Off On T...

June 23, 2020

In part 2 of a 2 part series, Coach Ming shares the techniques he used to improve his original natural cadence of 130+ spm to its current 170 -180 spm.

Ming Leung

Cadence – Putting Your Best...

June 9, 2020

In part 1 of a 2 part series, Coach Ming discusses running cadence and how it can affect your performance and likelihood of injury.

Ming Leung

6 Common Heart Rate Training Mist...

May 27, 2020

If you train with a heart rate monitor, avoid making these common mistakes to keep the quality of your training high and your results improving.

Ben Pulham

Do You Train During Ramadan?

April 28, 2020

Fasting during Ramadan presents a unique challenge that makes training significantly more difficult. Here’s what you can do to improve your experience.

Ben Pulham

How To Pace Your Race

September 24, 2019

It’s likely you’ll never run as fast as Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder. That’s OK, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t run like him.

Ben Pulham

How To Control Your Race

September 17, 2019

It’s not enough to get fit. To achieve your best result, you need to be fit and execute a flawless race. Here’s how you can in your next race.

Ben Pulham

Your Muscles Matter

August 14, 2019

If you wish to improve your running, run training is not enough. You need to run hills and do sport-specific strength exercises.

Ben Pulham

How To Avoid Race-Ruining Cramp

July 31, 2019

Andy Blow, the founder of Precision Hydration shares what you can do to avoid race-ruining cramps in your training and racing.

Ben Pulham

The Mileage Metric

July 9, 2019

The amount of time you spend running is more important than the number of kilometres you log because it’s the duration of effort that your body senses.

Ben Pulham

The Heart Of The Matter

July 3, 2019

A heart rate monitor is a useful tool for all runners and triathletes. Learn about training zones and calculate your training zones with our HR formula.

Ben Pulham

You Are Fast Enough

June 26, 2019

Your speed does not limit you; you are limited by your ability to maintain a high percentage of your maximum speed for the duration of your race. Learn more.

Ben Pulham

Do This! Performance Directives F...

June 11, 2019

Sometimes it’s nice when people tell you what to do. Here is everything you can do to improve your endurance performance in the form of directives.

Ben Pulham

How You Can Race Like Eliud Kipch...

May 28, 2019

You may never run as fast as Eliud Kipchoge or Javier Gomez but you can race like them, here’s how.

Ben Pulham

Running Drills: 4 Powerful Drills...

May 14, 2019

The pros use running drills to improve their form and performance. See why and learn 4 running drills that help to improve your stride length.

Ben Pulham

How To Prepare For A Night Race (...

April 24, 2019

Night races like the Sundown Marathons have grown in popularity recently. Here’s how you can prepare for these tough races so that you can perform your best.

Ben Pulham

Running Drills: 4 Great Drills Th...

April 2, 2019

Running drills are used by many of the world’s best runners and triathletes to improve their running form. See why and learn 4 running drills that help to improve your cadence.

Ben Pulham

Training Plans: 5 Reasons You Nee...

March 19, 2019

Follow a well-crafted training plan and enjoy these five benefits as your train for your next running or triathlon race.

Ben Pulham

How To Calculate Heart Rate Zones

March 5, 2019

If you want to train by heart rate, you need to know your heart rate zones. Use our free calculator to establish your heart rate zones the Coached way.

Ben Pulham

What Are The Best Running Surfaces?

February 19, 2019

There are many surfaces you can choose to run over. But which is best? In this article, we share the pros and cons of the most common running surfaces.

Ben Pulham

4 Common Mistakes That Runners Ma...

December 4, 2018

Avoid making these four mistakes post-marathon and you’ll recover faster and perform better throughout the rest of your racing season.

Ben Pulham

A Guide To Kicking Ass In The Sin...

November 20, 2018

Here’s what you can do between now and race day to freshen up and maximise your fitness in the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon.

Ben Pulham

How To Run Injury Free

November 6, 2018

So many runners struggle with injury. Here are four specific things you can do to run injury free.

Ben Pulham

Why MAF Testing Is Useful (And Ho...

October 9, 2018

Developed by Dr Phil Maffetone, the MAF test is a useful test for tracking the development of your aerobic fitness. Here’s how to do it.

Ben Pulham

Blisters, Chafing and Black Toena...

September 11, 2018

Blisters, chafing and black toenails are not only ugly, they’re painful and can prevent you from performing at your best. Here’s how to prevent and treat them.

Ben Pulham

Why Mileage Is Important (But Not...

August 28, 2018

There’s more to running fast than the mileage you run. If you fixate on a specific session or weekly mileage target, you may be doing yourself a disservice.

Ben Pulham

Consistency Is The Ultimate Perfo...

August 14, 2018

Consistency is the ultimate performance enhancer. When you apply these six strategies, you’ll become a more consistent and faster athlete.

Ben Pulham

5 Interesting Lessons From Olympi...

July 17, 2018

Here are 5 lessons Olympian Tony Dodds wishes he’d known at the start of his professional triathlon career.

Ben Pulham

Why Hills Are Speedwork In Disguise

July 3, 2018

1972 Olympic marathon champion, Frank Shorter, once said that hills are speedwork in disguise. It’s a great quote, here’s why!

Ben Pulham

Heart Rate Monitors: Wrist-Based ...

June 19, 2018

If you want to train with a heart rate monitor, you have a decision to make. Should you use a wrist-based monitor or a chat strap?

Ben Pulham

How To Determine Your Ideal Hydra...

May 3, 2018

When you know these numbers, it’s easy to customise a hydration plan that will improve the quality of your training and recovery.

Ben Pulham

7 Important Lessons From 10-Years...

March 22, 2018

After 10-years as a professional coach, Coach Ben shares 7 important lessons he has learned helping athletes to become faster and healthier.

Ben Pulham

4 Simple Steps To Become A Better...

February 22, 2018

Use these four simple steps to turn on your fat burning and enjoy the benefits of racing faster for longer, being lean and more energetic.

Ben Pulham

Why Training Easier Helps You Rac...

February 8, 2018

It’s true! Training easier really does make you race faster. Here’s why.

Ben Pulham

Why You’re Not Losing Weight When...

December 28, 2017

A lot of people run frequently but fail to achieve their weight loss goals. Here’s why.

Ben Pulham

A Coach’s Thoughts On His T...

December 14, 2017

The good and the bad of Coach Ben’s race at the Singapore Half Marathon.

Ben Pulham

4 Shoe Lacing Methods You Should ...

November 2, 2017

Standard lacing won’t always cut it. Here are four shoe lacing methods for different situations.

Ben Pulham

The Pros And Cons Of Training By ...

October 19, 2017

Training by heart rate has pros and cons. Use a heart rate monitor wisely and it can help to enhance your training and recovery.

Ben Pulham

The Pros And Cons Of Training By ...

October 4, 2017

Training by pace has pros and cons. Use a pace monitor wisely and it can help to enhance your training, especially in the high intensity sessions.

Ben Pulham

The Pros And Cons Of Training By ...

September 21, 2017

Training by feel has pros and cons. Develop your intuitive sense for how hard you’re working, your feel, and it can help to enhance your training and racing.

Ben Pulham

A Video Chat With 2 x SEA Games M...

September 6, 2017

Fresh off his historic second win in the SEA Games Marathon, Soh Rui Yong chats with Coach Ben about his race and what’s up next.

Ben Pulham

Training Intensity Zones For Runners

February 9, 2017

Knowing your training intensity zones is essential for optimising your training and enhancing performance.

Ben Pulham

The Essential Guide To Training I...

January 26, 2017

Training intensity matters. In this series we teach you about training zones and how to manage your intensity when you run.

Ben Pulham

How We Use Season Planning To Imp...

December 29, 2016

A well-structured racing season can help to improve your race results and reduce your injury-risk.

Ben Pulham

Why Racing Too Often Can Kill You...

December 15, 2016

Racing too often can kill your performance. Here’s why you should plan your races carefully.

Ben Pulham

Marathon Recovery – The Ess...

December 1, 2016

A marathon is tough. To speed your recovery, we’ve compiled a thorough guide to ensure that you get the best out of your post-race recovery. Read on!

Ben Pulham

Racing Is About Execution, Not Fi...

November 17, 2016

Many athletes get fit only to blow it on race day with poor execution. Don’t be that guy (or gal).

Ben Pulham

Training, The Haze And Our Health

September 1, 2016

Here are some simple strategies for minimising the effect of haze and air pollution on your health so that you can continue to perform at your best.

Ben Pulham

All You Need To Know To Run Well ...

August 10, 2016

This year the Singapore Marathon is introducing a warm up race. This is a great opportunity to practice the skill of racing and to get a benchmark of your current level of fitness.

Ben Pulham

A Race Day Gear Checklist & ...

July 20, 2016

Don’t leave anything important behind when packing for your next race. Download our race day gear checklist for runners for free.

Ben Pulham

The Essential Race Guide To Singa...

November 25, 2015

Everything you need to know about the Singapore Marathon to run at your best on race day and achieve your personal best result.

Ben Pulham