Our Training philosophy

We offer individualized and flexible coaching programs for athletes of all abilities. Every athlete that we work with has a program that has been tailored to their individual ability and lifestyle. Our programs are holistic and prioritize happiness, health, consistency and longevity over short term fitness gains. We aim to create an environment where athletes are continually being challenged to get the most out of themselves while remaining sustainable and fun.

Our coaching philosophy is based on sound and proven training principles, recognizing that each individual is unique and will respond differently to training and lifestyle stresses. Having said that, we firmly believe that athletes of all abilities can benefit from building a solid aerobic base, improved athleticism and a good appreciation of rest and recovery. Once this foundation has been set, the body is more likely to be able to absorb and improve from bouts of higher intensity training and racing as well as less likely to get injured or sick. This does not mean that athletes are running slowly for a large part of the year, but it does mean that the faster paced work is done in such a way as to minimize the negative impacts of such work on the body.

Crucially we will provide a supportive framework, honest feedback mechanism and individualized programing to ensure that you get the most out of your athletic potential and most importantly have fun and grow as a person while doing so.

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Death by rolling hills.

KB (@runnerbee14 ) joined the Run Project just over a year ago now with a dream to finish the UTCT 100km. A year prior KB had attempted the race but had been forced to withdraw due to not making the cutoff at one of the latter aid stations. For those that don’t know the cutoff is really tight for a fairly technical mountain ultra. While there are very runnable sections of the race, for anyone that has done it you will also know there are significant climbs and a lot of the ‘flatter’ sections are rocky and technical. 
For anyone that knows KB, you know that she is as tough as they come and that work ethic and discipline would not be a problem. We assessed her previous training and thought that perhaps her running efficiency could be improved, ‘death by rolling hills’ was born. 
KB threw herself into her daily movement practice, hill strides, sprinting and long runs on the Jeep tracks around Table Mountain. During the middle of the year she completed Ryan Sandes 13 Peaks challenge which just reinforced that she had the toughness and fortitude to keep moving forward on long days in the mountain. Instead of resting on her laurels KB continued to work on improving her running.
In fact at one point we even managed to convince KB to cut down on her beers each week and go for an easy run around Keurboom fields during her taper. The transition was complete.

Needless to say KB crossed that finish line on Saturday like the boss lady she is. KB you are the most wonderful human and we can’t tell you how grateful we are to have played some role in your incredible journey this year! Definitely time for that beer 🍻
Death by rolling hills. KB (@runnerbee14 ) joined the Run Project just over a year ago now with a dream to finish the UTCT 100km. A year prior KB had attempted the race but had been forced to withdraw due to not making the cutoff at one of the latter aid stations. For those that don’t know the cutoff is really tight for a fairly technical mountain ultra. While there are very runnable sections of the race, for anyone that has done it you will also know there are significant climbs and a lot of the ‘flatter’ sections are rocky and technical. For anyone that knows KB, you know that she is as tough as they come and that work ethic and discipline would not be a problem. We assessed her previous training and thought that perhaps her running efficiency could be improved, ‘death by rolling hills’ was born. KB threw herself into her daily movement practice, hill strides, sprinting and long runs on the Jeep tracks around Table Mountain. During the middle of the year she completed Ryan Sandes 13 Peaks challenge which just reinforced that she had the toughness and fortitude to keep moving forward on long days in the mountain. Instead of resting on her laurels KB continued to work on improving her running. In fact at one point we even managed to convince KB to cut down on her beers each week and go for an easy run around Keurboom fields during her taper. The transition was complete. Needless to say KB crossed that finish line on Saturday like the boss lady she is. KB you are the most wonderful human and we can’t tell you how grateful we are to have played some role in your incredible journey this year! Definitely time for that beer 🍻