A lot of runners refer to the treadmill as the “dreadmill” due to the boredom that is often associated with treadmill running, however, the treadmill can be a useful training tool. It can be utilized for tempo runs, hill work and long runs when it’s too cold, dark
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What Is Cross Training? Cross training refers to taking a day or two out from running to focus on another activity. Usually this is another cardiovascular activity such as cycling, swimming or rowing. Cross training can be utilised on days where you are resting from running, as it uses different
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I’m quite a simple runner; I don’t need music or an audiobook to keep me moving (my fiancé insists he can’t run without music). However, there are a number of things that I can’t imagine ever running without; some are essential, whilst others are optional extras that help my motivation.
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When I entered this event, I was hoping that my next 10k race would see me in the 1:20 finishing time region; little did I know what this 10k entailed (event review available here). The course is multi-terrain, with a mixture of pavement, rocky paths and grass, but there are
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Introduction: Today, 16th April 2017, my fiancé and I participated in the Chasewater Easter 10k event. I found this event online, and as it was local we decided to enter. The 10k race cost us £14 each to enter and for that we received an accurately measured 10k course, timing
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Introduction: My fiancé and I were looking at this event for our first 10k as it seemed good value for money – £18 for a full UK Athletics accredited race with bib chip timing, and you got a technical t-shirt, medal, a banana and free race photos. We decided, however,
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April 13, 2017

Recovery For Runners

Introduction: Rest and recovery play an important part in any sports training program. Despite the importance, recovery is often overlooked as both beginners and experienced runners a like seek results. How can you ensure that you get enough rest and recover efficiently to allow you to continue training and pushing
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Me and my fiancé are both gym members – I joined in the winter of last year to lose weight and he joined in February because he wanted to use the weights, but we also had a 100km running challenge to complete in March, and we decided that the treadmill
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Introduction: When I first started my fitness journey, I struggled with finding my running motivation. I hate being bad at things, and that’s why I’ve never stuck to learning to play the guitar! I hate not being able to play and I can’t get past the “being bad” part as
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April 12, 2017

My Goals 2017-2018

My Goals: I have a range of short-term and long-term goals to help to keep me motivated, but to also ensure that my training is effective and I am progressing towards my aims of running a marathon to the best of my ability. Short-Term: At present my short-term goals (within
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