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Proper footwear is important for all sports, from football and basketball to horseback riding. It’s extremely important for running, but unfortunately, a lot of people don’t put the effort in to seek out the best running shoes.
This is a shame because running is a serious, high impact sport that puts lots of stress [...]
For women, there is one item of clothing that is just as important as running shoes – the sports bra! Sports bras for running keep you comfortable during your run and in the long-term, help your breasts retain their shape. (There are ligaments in your breasts that give them their shape, and if they [...]
It happens to all of us at one time or another. We have a running routine that we are completely committed to and for months we faithfully honor that commitment by running those miles come rain or shine. Then, life happens.
Perhaps your work schedule got busy, you had a baby, or maybe you just [...]
When you are a runner, you want to make sure you get your hands (or rather your feet!) on the best rated running shoes. Having good shoes can make a big difference to your performance. Lately there has been a lot of focus on natural running.
When it comes to the most effective way [...]
If you’ve been following the idea of barefoot running for the past few years, you’ve probably seen A LOT of different shoes that all claim to be great for “barefoot style” running. Some of these are also referred to as “minimalist” shoes.
But as with most things related to sales and marketing, you can’t [...]
One of the seldom mentioned challenges that runners face is not a physical one but a mental one. I remember how I gradually built up my running skills until I did two half-marathons each week. Then, for no obvious reason, I was suddenly fed up with it all. I just couldn’t perform those long distance [...]
If you’re looking for a race with a bit of difference, then the Tough Guy might be right up your alley. First run in the UK over 25 years ago, the race has inspired a number of similar events around the world – including the Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder.
The Tough Guy starts [...]
Even very experienced runners can make mistakes when they are in training for a race or marathon. Often runners think that all they need to do is run to be competitive in a race. But, just running the same terrain at the same pace will not increase the athlete’s speed or endurance. There are some [...]
While it might seem contrary to your need to get out there and keep training, one of the biggest things you can do to make sure you’re prepared for that big race is to make sure you’re sleeping right.
So just how much sleep do you need to get in order to make the [...]
You’d never know these two were geeks outside of running!
What’s the geekiest sport? You may think it has something to do with Playstation or other game related activities. In reality, running can be considered one of the geekiest sports. It doesn’t make any sense? Keep on reading and you’ll find out why it’s [...]
It’s simple: the more stamina you have, the longer you’ll be able to run.
But that’s not the only reason to focus on endurance. It’s also the key to long-term physical health. Those with more stamina are able to maintain an active exercise regimen, and they are able to stay in shaper longer. A healthy [...]
Whether you’re new to running or have been doing so for some time, are you aware of a condition known as rhabdomyolysis? At its basic level it occurs when exertion results in injury to the muscle fibers causing them to release their contents into the bloodstream; they then travel throughout the body exerting a range [...]
Editor’s Note: This story was submitted by an unnamed marathoner in the UK. I thought this was a great reminder of how marathon training goes in reality.
Last year I was committed to do a marathon. No joke, I was completely up for it. I was training and preparing for it through my diet and [...]
Whether it’s an acute injury or an ongoing one, it’s important that you undergo the proper physiotherapy to deal with your injury.
Sport England has reported that some 750,000 more people in the UK have started running or playing sport, which has inevitably brought with it a big increase in sports-related injuries.
However, sports [...]