Pre and post-workout rituals and why do we need them?
What you do after exercise can affect muscle recovery, and with no one isolated recovery technique, your post-workout ritual should take a range of different components that cover your body and mind. This article sets out six key components to incorporate into your running routine, helping you to keep on track and become a stronger and more fulfilled.
New year new you -Why is goal setting important and how can a jogging buddy help you stay on track?
The start of any year is often laden with the desire to set-out goals and conquer long standing ambitions, but the idea of setting resolutions to reach the best version of ourselves now seems so pre-Covid-19.
Why cross-country is the perfect introduction to competitive running
An outsider’s perspective on cross-country is not a good one. It looks muddy, wet, and cold. Many people are of the attitude that slipping around in the mud and splashing through puddles stops being fun when childhood ends.
Every runner has had it, you are enjoying a fantastic run and suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your side. It is a sensation inspiring dread in all runners as it is sure to get worse and will likely cause an abrupt halt to a run.
Although they are nothing to worry about in terms of injury, for your own comfort it is worth working hard to prevent stitches.
If you have made running your new year’s resolution, a 5k is a good goal to aim for. At around 30-45 minutes, it is a good challenge for your aerobic system, and covering that distance without stopping is a real achievement. Like all good achievements, a 5k is not easy and will take time.
The last nine months have been difficult for all runners. With no guarantee of events on the horizon and faced with great risks every time we step out of the door, motivation to push ourselves is harder than ever.