Category Archives: Running

All I Need To Know About Life I’ve Learned From Running.

All i need to know - life & running philosophyYou know how it is, when you’re running, that your mind slips out of gear and the answers to questions, problems, issues, challenges seem to form themselves out of fresh air. So it was with this list. Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Night Time Exercisers.

running at nightWhen exercising in our busy days gets pushed to the evening (or before sunrise) it’s worth thinking a little about safety.

There are 3 crucial considerations for safe exercising when it’s dark – see, be seen and have a buddy. We’ll explain more about each of these in this article. Continue reading

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3 Things to Consider When Buying Sportswear: How To Buy The Best Exercise Clothing.

What to consider when buying sportswear.Wearing the right exercise apparel can make the difference between workout enjoyment and workout misery.  Clothes that rub, chafe, make you feel too hot or too cold can put you off going to the gym or hitting the road.

Here’s our guide to getting it right.  We’re going to look at the right fabric and its technology, how to wear them, comfort and fit. Continue reading

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Barefoot Running – Yes or No?

Running, Barefoot running - yes or no?There has been a long debate about whether barefoot, or minimalist shoe running, is a good thing or harmful.  Some experts say it’s what we should be doing because it’s the way our ancestors got about for 1000s of years, and others are more skeptical.

So what’s the answer?  Interestingly, like so many things, the answer isn’t one OR the other. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Do I Really Need a Sports Bra?

Ladies, before you read any further, just look down at your Girls and say “hi”!  Whether you describe them as “firm and fruity”, “spaniels’ ears” or “puppy dogs’ noses” they need your support.  There are few things more disheartening than seeing a woman playing sport or out jogging, with her best assets bouncing like rubber balls.

Here we’re going to look at why we need sports bras – so the answer to the question above is “yes you do” – how to get one that fits well and is comfortable and how to care for it.

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All About Shin Splints.

What are shin splints?

If you’re a keen runner or keen sports person and you have pain over the front of your lower legs when you exercise, you may have shin splints.  The picture demonstrates the site of the pain.

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Could POWERbreathe Help You to Better Sports Performance and Health?

What is POWERbreathe?

POWERbreathe is designed to reduce breathlessness, improve fitness and maximise sports performance – all in less than 5 minutes a day.  It boasts giving less breathlessness in 3 weeks and better stamina in 4 weeks.

It is a handheld breathing muscle trainer.  The manufacturers say that it works for everyone no matter how fit or unfit you are and even Olympic athletes use it.

The POWERbreathe device is a valve system giving a calibrated load to breathe against.  Breathing in (inhaling) against the load/resistance forces the valve to open and this exercises the breathing muscles.  The calibration allows you to increase or decrease the resistance making it harder or easier.

The mouthpiece is latex-free.

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The Best Sport Watches For Runners

Runners need a different kind of sports watches than other athletes. For one, they need something that will help them monitor their heart rate and record their pace and distance. Hence, when you are searching for a watch, you must know your options when it comes to sport watches for runners. Here are the top three watches for you to choose from:

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Training Logs An Athlete’s Best Friend

You have all the latest in lightweight, aerodynamic gear on the market. You think that you are training hard and yet the results aren’t coming as quickly a you would like. Maybe you haven’t reached the times that you were aiming for this year or maybe you just haven’t reached your goal yet; either way there are simple changes that you can make outside of your training to reach your fullest potential.

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