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how do I get endorphins running 101?

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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Leg injuries Recovery

How to get rid of shin splints: 6 tips try now

what are shin splints? What exactly shin splints are is still not entirely confirmed by science. But what we do know is that it’s a pain and tenderness in the shin area and you are interested in how to get rid of shin splints. The medical name for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome. […]

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Recovery Leg injuries

Calves cramping when running? Tips to stop it

what is calf cramp? Muscle fibres contract and relax in turn when you use a muscle. Sometimes a muscle gets stuck in the contracted state and that’s what the pain of cramp is. Pain in the back of the lower leg is calf cramp, and if you find calves cramping when running, you often have […]

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Leg injuries

shin stress running

I have shin pain – what is it from? If you have a pain and tenderness in the shin area on the front of your lower legs, it might be shin splints. There are often found in runners who are starting out or who have dramatically increased their mileage. The condition is created from an […]

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Training tips Core training Running form

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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Training tips Core training Cross training Recovery

Get started now – 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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Recovery

is it safe to run with a hangover 101?

Is it safe to run with a hangover? If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably had a bit too much to drink and are working out is it safe to run with a hangover? Should you run while hungover? Let’s discuss the evidence. how much did you drink? So let’s start with the facts. The […]

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Foot injuries stretches

Plantar Fasciitis treatment – easy ideas to try at home!

Plantar fasciitis treatment options stretching Lots of stretching! Stretch out the fascia by doing exercises such as sitting with your legs outstretched in front of you and using a scarf looped around the ball of your foot to bring the foot towards you. In our experience it is essential to perform the plantar fascia stretch, […]

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Core training

Kettlebell Training for Runners – discover it with The Injured Runner

Kettlebell Training for runners.  Athletes across the globe are discovering the benefits of kettlebell training. Kettlebell training was initially developed for use by elite Russian athletes can you believe- skyrocketing their performance at international competitions. However runners can now benefit from the dynamic training approach unique to kettlebell training. This dynamic training approach is being […]

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Hip injuries

Hip Flexor Strain treatment – 3 things to try today

What is hip flexor strain? Hip Flexor Strain is a muscle strain felt in the front part of the hip. It is often associated with speed training or compensating for another injury, especially Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. In this post we will look at hip flexor strain treatments and getting you back on track […]