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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 […]

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Swimming Cross Training – The Injured Runner

If you are an experienced swimmer and have access to a pool then swimming is a great alternative to running. You’ll get a whole body workout and easily elevate your heart rate with minimal stress on the legs. Some less experienced swimmers get frustrated with stroke or breathing technique and may prefer deep water running […]

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Running Techniques

Good running techniques A good running form and better running techniques can be learned and will make you economical and smooth in your stride and breathing. Crucially it also helps prevent running injuries. You can improve your running techniques by following a few tips, going from head down to your toes and paying attention to […]

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what to eat for runners

Eating before you run can prevent low blood sugar.  Things you might want to eat during running are sports gels and bars, and sports drinks or water. Runners should eat more high-carbohydrate foods to keep their muscles fueled and avoid sugary foods, such as candy and soda, within an hour before hard exercise.