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Whether you’re a running rookie or distance dynamo, there’s lots for you to think about when taking on a run. Here we have some handy hints that will help you to get race day ready and everything you need to get you moving!
You have crossed the finish line, celebrated in style and have your medal to show off but what should you do the day, or even the weeks after your race? Get out running again or rest?
It’s so easy to become fixed on getting to race day, making sure that everything is right and that all the training and hard work will pay off. However, after the race is just as important. You need to listen to your body, take time to recover and fuel your body back up with the energy that you have used – not necessarily by putting your feet up and enjoying a nice slice of cake!
Runners Connect have put together this useful guide with 5 tips for race recovery
Good running technique is integral to preventing injuries and smashing that PB.
Knowing correct form and posture before you set off means that you can enjoy your run rather than worrying about whether you’re doing it right.
Whether you’re a seasoned runner or completely new to running, check out this video from the Global Triathlon Network on taking it back to basics and revisiting how to actually run.
Blisters can be annoying when training and even get in the way of you enjoying your runs to the fullest – but how to avoid them? Sometimes prevention is key!
Runner’s World has some great tips on how to prevent blisters in the first place, and also how to treat them if they do pop up. Read more.
You’ve been on your running journey and so far, so good. You’re building up your confidence and getting those miles in, but did you realize that having the right gear can mean the difference between a great run and an uncomfortable one.
It’s not just the shoes; you need to think about socks, shorts vs. trousers, layers, keeping cool vs. keeping warm, staying dry in the rain, and a number of other things.
With so many options available knowing where to start can feel daunting. Check out this advice from Runners Need for choosing your running shoes. It’s all about comfort.