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The half-marathon coach: George Rose

What’s your favorite strength exercise for runners?

Ice skaters provide loaded deceleration and acceleration in one exercise.

How would you describe your running philosophy?

The hardest thing about running is putting your shoes on. After that you’re flying. I believe people were born to do it.

Do you have a must-have piece of gear?

My rower. I use the active recovery setting within three hours of training and the regeneration setting the following day.

What’s your go-to running route in London?

I love to run by the river from Putney to Richmond and back. I’ll add a lap of Richmond Park if I need to.

Is there a training goal you’re working toward in 2018?

I’m aiming for under 10 hours in the Ironman France 2018.

What’s your favorite inspirational quote about running?

"The reason we race isn't so much to beat each other, but to be with each other.” -Born to Run, Christopher McDougall