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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Embrace the Pace – The Art of Running Together.

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  It’s a classic misconception: faster runners are going to leave you for dead. Well, if you’re racing, sure.  But when it comes to running for fun…….socially………together….. The fact is, that a good runner will understand the value of running slowly.  It’s the best way to generate strength and fitness in the body.  So to become a better running machine and to stay in shape, running slowly is key. Fast runners don’t have to run fast at the risk of losing their speed.  They need plenty of recovery like the rest of us.  They also need to stay strong and … Continue reading

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In Praise of Injinji – by Kate Wilkinson

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  Kate Wilkinson has run for years, representing Team Accelerate on occasion. She frequently attends Accelerate events and is an ambassador for the Accelerate Performance Centre. Here she offers some perspective for those who’ve questioned the effectiveness of Injinji Toe Socks.           So, you’ve seen those funny looking toe socks that look like gloves for your feet? Maybe you’ve been tempted to try them but are worried that people in the gym will give you funny looks? Yes they will, but it’s worth it.  It’s no exaggeration to say that I love these socks and they … Continue reading

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A well earned recce

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  Hey.   I feel like there’s a race coming on. More precisely, for all the running I’ve been doing, I thought it ought to be time to enjoy an event somewhere.  It’s been ages. So I entered something local.  A 20 mile Trail Race called the Hathersage Hurtle. This last weekend, I decided to go recce the section from start to 6miles (approx), since that looked like the part I was least familiar with.  That’s how recces work. Here’s how it went. I packed a few essentials and over dressed in a long sleeved top I’ve used throughout most … Continue reading

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