Training Week 13-15 (Taking a Step Back)

Training Week 13-15 (Taking a Step Back)

  A Forced Rest Period Training week 13 – 15 has been very quiet due to a forced rest period. I have been dealing with the frustration of injury which is indeed incredibly frustrating. At the end of training week 12 on my last run, it became apparent that my right groin area was becoming increasingly tight. While completing a 12km run along the flat coastline the tightness located deep in the groin started to develop into a dull ache….

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COROS GPS Watch Comparison- Which Should You Buy?

COROS GPS Watch Comparison- Which Should You Buy?

Coros Comparison – 2019   Coros is a very new company to the sports GPS watch scene. They have attracted a lot of attention due to entering the market with very competitive pricing whilst producing a watch comparable to the big names (ie Garmin and Suunto). Of note is their superior battery life, being particularly appealing to the ultra running community. Making Their Mark With the Coros Pace first hitting the stores in early 2018, the company has come a…

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Exercises For ITB Pain – For Runners

Exercises For ITB Pain – For Runners

Exercises For ITB Pain – For Runners Let’s look at exercises for ITB pain for runners. Iliotibial Band (ITB) pain can be a debilitating condition which can literally stop us in our tracks. This article will not only go through some effective solutions for the problem but highlight an ineffective treatment you may have tried using in the past. This article will also give you an understanding of the function of the ITB and the associated muscles. What is the…

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For Runners

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For Runners

Plantar Fasciitis In Runners In this post I have compiled extensive research to cover Plantar Fasciitis treatment for runners. With my experience of having this problem for a number of months, I know just how frustrating it can be. I will explain what treatments helped me, along with a list of the best treatments available to get you back out on the trail. Related post: The Frustration of Injury – Dealing with Running Setbacks Plantar Fasciitis is a common injury…

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Best Cold Weather Running Gloves – Winter 2019/2020

Best Cold Weather Running Gloves – Winter 2019/2020

Best Winter Running Gloves   We have put together our top gloves for cold weather running. Having  extensively researched the best running gloves on the market to give you our selected top choices. When considering which gloves would be best for you, the following questions need to be considered-   Do you need them for extreme cold or just fresh winter morning runs ? Is waterproof a must ? Will you be running in the dark and like some reflective…

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Best Waterproof Running Jackets – 2019 Review

Best Waterproof Running Jackets – 2019 Review

2019 Best Waterproof Jackets Review  When the colder months come around, its time to pull out the running jacket to keep your time out on the trail warm, dry and enjoyable. We have done all the work for you, sourcing the best waterproof running jackets on the market based on the essential features needed for trail running. Whether you are looking for a new race-specific, or day-to-day waterproof jacket, we have compiled the best and narrowed down our top picks….

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Best Fitness Hacks – The 21 Day Habit Theory

Best Fitness Hacks – The 21 Day Habit Theory

The 21 Day Habit Theory I have recently come across the 21 day habit theory – the theory that it takes three weeks to form a habit. The more I delve into this concept, the more I realise its power. While some dispute this theory as unrealistic, I think there are elements here that can be used to benefit many areas of our lives. When used to hone in on our fitness goals, it is a real gem. For me,…

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The Frustration of Injury – Dealing With Running Setbacks

The Frustration of Injury – Dealing With Running Setbacks

The Frustration of Injury in your Running Plan They say that it only takes three weeks (or 21 days) to form a new habit. I completely agree with this, in fact I was going to write a blog about it I’m so convinced with its power. But what about when life throws a stick in your spokes just as you had built up some wonderful momentum? It’s incredibly annoying right? I’m going to talk about the frustration of injury in…

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Best Headlamp for Trail Running – Six Factors to Consider

Best Headlamp for Trail Running – Six Factors to Consider

  Trail Running Headlamp Review Getting out on the trail early, late evening or going for an ultra distance can mean you are going to run into darkness at some point. When road running in and around built up areas,  you generally have street lights to guide you. When you venture out onto a dark trail, you will need the help of a headlamp to guide you safely and make your run enjoyable. When deciding what type of lamp is…

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Exercises to Improve Running Form

Exercises to Improve Running Form

Why Are Exercises to Improve Running Form Important? Every runner that is serious about running faster, more efficiently and injury free should have some set run specific exercises in their weekly training schedule. The benefits of performing exercises that improve running form is that they target muscles that may be underdeveloped or weak.  This is imperative to becoming a well rounded runner. Not to mention hugely decreasing the chance of any niggling injuries arising due to these weaker areas. When…

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