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Run walk method: how to get going!

what is walk-run training? The run walk method running technique is simply a combination of paced walking interspersed with light jogging. The amount you spend walking vs running can and does vary! As you get fitter, you might spend more time jogging, but the technique is excellent at managing reducing your chance of injury or […]

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How to start running at 40: tips to start today

where should I start if I want to start running at 40? You are ready to start mentally but don’t know how to start physically. You might be asking – is 40 too old to start running. The answer is not at all. Do not worry! You are not alone, so many people ask us […]

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Do you get endorphins running?

What are endorphins and do you get endorphins running? Endorphins are a hormone, or chemical that your body releases. Can you believe they actually have a similar effect to morphine – making you feel relaxed and happy. When you run the body releases endorphins – which increases pain tolerance, reduces anxiety, tension, anger and confusion! […]

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26 tips running a marathon for the first time

If you’re reading this I’ll bet you are midway through a training plan and wondering what the big day will be like and ‘can I run a marathon?’ Fear not, if you’ve done the training you can absolutely do the day. If you’re here because you are thinking of running a marathon without training – […]

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CrossTraining ideas – rope jumping for runners

Does rope jumping help with running? We think so yes! Rope jumping for runners is a full body workout that improves endurance and strength – both things you need for running. It helps breathing and cardio and balance. Great all round. Here is some more information about why we think it’s great to add to […]

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how to pick running Shoes – launch off on the right foot

Running shoes Selecting the right running shoe can be a confusing venture. This guide will help you navigate how to pick running shoes and prepare you for a great running experience. how to pick running shoes – our how to guide! There are three basic foot types and running shoes come in slightly different shapes […]

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Roman Chair training – The Injured Runner

Repeatedly raise your trunk to slightly above horizontal, then return to a hanging position. Try to keep your abdominal muscles drawn in slightly while elevating to keep your back relatively straight. Repeat ten to thirty times. To make this exercise more challenging hold the horizontal position for five seconds or try it with only one […]

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How to improve your running form

Running form introduction Runner’s come in many shapes, sizes and styles. One running form does not fit all people nor does it guarantee superior performance or freedom from injury. However, knowing some basic concepts can help you get the most out of your running experience and can help understand how to improve your running form. […]

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Rope Jumping for Runners – jump now!

Rope jumping – intro Many of us haven’t touched a jump rope since school days but rope jumping for runners is a great cross training tool in our training programme. why is rope jumping a good addition for runners? Rope jumping can be an extremely effective supplement to your running program. With a little bit […]

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Backward Walking cross training – The Injured Runner

Where should I do backward walking? Backward walking is most safely performed on a treadmill and can be quite helpful for runner’s knee. Start out slow until you get the feel for backward walking. Try not to hold on to the rails or only hold lightly. Keep your first few sessions shorter until your calves […]