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April 16, 2014 8:47 am

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The Finger Crusher

 

Here is a quick reminder of one of the core exercises that we recommend all runners incorporate into their training. This is something to do all year round and especially if you have just completed a marathon in the spring. An exercise like this will ensure you are in great shape to get back into (…) Read More

Racing strategies

 

If you have a 10km, 10 miler or a half marathon coming up, and you have decided that you are going to race it, rather than treating it as a training run, then it is worth taking some time to think about how to approach the race so that you get the best result you (…) Read More

The Side Plank

 

This is a variation on the good old fashioned plank, with a twist. Combine the normal plank with this one and you’ll have an all-round core workout.  

The Bridge

 

In this video, Phoebe from RunningWithUs, demonstrates a classic Strength and Conditioning exercise – the Bridge. Take it to the bridge, one time…

The Press-up

 

Everyone knows the press up. Easy to do and even easier to do wrongly, this video will show you how to do it right. Now drop and give me 20!  

Cross-training – the low-down.

 

In this article, Nick Anderson from RunningWithUs and resident coach in the RunLounge, took some time to explain what cross-training (or X-training) really is and why as runners we should all be thinking about doing something other than running. Take it away, Nick: My plan says X training – What does this really mean? As (…) Read More

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Ryan’s Top 5 Marathon Race Day Tips

 

Stick to your plan – If you’re running at your target pace and feel great after 13 miles, think twice before speeding up. I would only start to think about increasing your pace if you still feel great at mile 20. I see lots of runners fall fowl of this one and then end up (…) Read More

Race-day nutrition strategy

 

If you’re tackling a marathon in the next few weeks, you will have trained hard for months to get in great shape and ready to line up at the start of those 26.2 miles. One of the most crucial final pieces in the marathon puzzle is your race-day nutrition strategy… The Fuelling Facts During a (…) Read More

Do you have the guts to help in a new study of runners?

 

When it comes to being the best runner you can be, we all know that you have to get everything right from the training you do to the rest that you take and from the kit that you wear to the mindset that you have in training and racing. But sometimes things come along that (…) Read More

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Ryan’s Top 5 Marathon Race Day Tips

 

Stick to your plan – If you’re running at your target pace and feel great after 13 miles, think twice before speeding up. I would only start to think about increasing your pace if you still feel great at mile 20. I see lots of runners fall fowl of this one and then end up (…) Read More

Top Taper Tips

 

I can hear the gremlins talking to you now and asking, have you done enough training? Should you squeeze in one more three hour run to be sure you will be ok on race day? Do I need to make up for that week I missed when I had a cold? These are common worries (…) Read More

James: The Important of Core

 

One of the things that has been stressed a lot during the course of this week has been the importance of a strong core. Now if you’re not familiar with your core this had been described as a barrel that sits just above your pelvic floor and finishes below your diaphragm. Your core is what (…) Read More