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How to prepare for your winter runs

Training never stops, even when the weather gets cold. However, you can always make it more enjoyable and comfortable by trying out a few things.  Layer Up Instead of wearing one heavy layer, try to wear two to three lighter layers. This way, pockets of air get trapped between the layers to keep you warm, and you can remove layers if it gets too hot.  Choose The Right Fabric You need materials that can wick moisture away from your skin so, ideally, you should avoid cotton. We recommend you wear a compression top as your first layer, then a looser long sleeve top, and finally a lightweight running jacket, ideally a bright colour with some reflection for added safety.  Cover Your Exposed Skin If...

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The use of exercise resistance bands for prehab

The use of exercise resistance bands for prehab   Lucy Hilton : Lucy has participated in running as an elite athlete. Her particular focus is ultras and stage races. She is a PT, running coach and gait analysis practitioner and is a Business Development Manager for Enertor.   Whilst warm up exercises and dynamic and static stretching are often part of a runner’s arsenal, prehab and rehab exercises are less frequently discussed. If you have been injured, you will probably have been given a rehab programme by a clinician to address the particular problem you are facing. Prehab exercises however (also known as prehabilitiation or preventative rehab) are often overlooked.   What are they and why are they important?  ...

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Post run stretching

Stretching can be like marmite, some people love it, some people hate it - or at least see it as an inconvenience they don't have time for. The truth is that stretching is essential.   Why - it increases performance, protects joints, gives us increased range of motion and flexibility, all of which contribute to reducing injury risk.   When – ideally after every run or other exercise.   How – make stretching part of your run. When your session is complete, walk for 1-2 minutes to cool down, then move straight into your stretch sequence. Once it is part of your routine it will become habit, once a habit you will start to feel the benefits and keeping it going...

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Plantar Fasciitis – Causes and Cures

On a scale of one to ten, Plantar Fasciitis is probably a solid nine when it comes to persistent, niggling injuries that you pick up as an amateur or professional athlete. That nagging pain in the sole of your foot can go from being an annoying inconvenience to an injury that could take you out for months if you're not careful. So how do you injure your Plantar Fascia, and what can you do to treat it if you are unlucky enough to pick up an injury?   What is your Plantar Fascia? Your Plantar Fascia is a ligament in your foot that runs from your heel to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and acts as...

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Keep On Running – Just Do It Safely

No matter your gender, running on the streets is fraught with hazards, from pedestrians to dog mess to cyclists and cars. But for women, there is another hazard that is all too real - the risk of abuse and assault. With women's safety firmly back in the public consciousness due to recent tragic events, how can female runners keep themselves safe and minimise the risk of something happening to them while pounding the streets? It is a sad fact that if you are female and you regularly run outside, there is a good chance you have experienced some form of unwelcome attention while out running. While this does not always take the form of a physical assault, verbal abuse and...

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