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Things Nobody Tells You About Training for a Half Marathon – Part 2

So you have just decided to pick up the pace and started to run longer distances, the problem is more unusual things are happening to your body. In part one of our blog we explained that by pounding the streets for longer distances you are working your body harder. Your muscles and joints will be sore after a longer…

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What is Postpartum Running? – Part 3

The final and concluding part of our blog concerning postpartum running looks at even more issues concerning with getting back to exercising after you have had a baby. You must listen to your own body before venturing out onto the roads once again. During pregnancy and childbirth your body goes through many changes and it takes time for it…

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What is Postpartum Running? – Part 2

The second part of our blog that deals with the issues of how and when to get back to running after you have had a baby looks at even more key issues for women who are going through postpartum running. In part one we left our advice at the point where we issued certain exercises that will aid your…

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What is Postpartum Running? – Part 1

Undertaking a complete nine months of pregnancy and finally giving birth can be a traumatic experience for both mind and body. Congratulations on succeeding in one of the most life changing experiences that you will ever undergo, but now it is time to get back to normality. It is true that at the moment you may not feel anything…

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Three Easy Tips to Get Started with Running

Perhaps you are a lapsed runner or just taking the sport up for the very first time, whichever is the case this blog dispenses three great tips to help you start. But the first thing to remember when taking up any exercise is to first get medical advice from your doctor, go for a fitness check then start your…

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Are Humans Born to Run?

There is no question that everybody has run in their lives, whether it is a quick sprint to the car in the rain or a marathon, we all have run at some time. But are humans born to run? And are we supposed to? There are new controversial theories that too much exercise is not good for you, but…

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How to Run Faster When You are Over Forty

Running does seem to get harder when you get older, but is this because you train less and have to work harder? However, some runners are able to run longer and faster in the middle years of their lives than they did in their early twenties, all it takes is a bit of intelligence. Don’t Run as Often The…

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Is There an Ideal Runner’s Body Type?

There is no regular shape or size for a runner, a runner is anybody who moves faster than a simple walk. So by this definition almost anybody can be a runner. But is there an actual optimum body size for certain types of runners? Is it a coincidence that sprinters tend to be small, muscular and squat, whereas distance…

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The Personality Traits of Long Distance Runners

Many experienced long distance runners will all tell you that completing a marathon or another long race is just as much about your personality and psychology than being physically fit. Running attracts diverse types of athletes as there is more or less something for everybody. Perhaps some runners do it purely to keep fit and do not really like…

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