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Why do people get addicted to running?

Running can be a challenging and rewarding activity. There are countless health benefits, and it can have great influence on your mental wellbeing, too. But what happens when a person can’t seem to stop running, even when injured? It’s possible to develop a running addiction. Read on to find out more. Can running be an addiction? Exercise or running addiction can develop in the same way any other addiction. It may present as a healthy new hobby, but can actually become a coping mechanism or way to avoid facing other issues. How can I tell if someone I know has a running addiction? You may notice some of the following behaviours: Running takes precedence over other priorities, Commitments and time...

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Free running apps to help your training

There are plenty of different running apps designed to help track your progress. We’ve rounded up our favourites for you to check out. Strava – This app is absolutely designed to get your competitive streak out. Along with the usual tracking, Strava users have the option to record their data for Segments, or particular hills or straights that are worthy of pushing for time. Everyone’s times are available so you can push to beat others who are doing the same run. MapMyRun – This app is one of the most popular apps with running enthusiasts, and it’s easy to see why. The free version offers plenty of functionality, allowing the GPS to track your runs and record distance, time and splits....

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Why is strength training important? 

  Strength training offers athletes many benefits. A common misconception among runners is that strength building is detrimental to their training – that it leads to a ‘heftier’, more rigid body that’s more difficult to move. This is far from the truth.  Spending more time and energy in the gym can pay real dividends when it comes to improving your PB and it’s also vital for injury prevention. Here are the main reasons why every runner should make strength training integral to their regime: Avoid injury Increase bone density Improve form  Speed Endurance Faster recovery Avoid injury  Developing your muscles through strength training decreases the chance and severity of an injury. The strain exerted on muscles and tendons during resistance...

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