I’ve been back running for just over a month now and I think I’m beginning to fall back in love with it. I went out on Sunday in the rain which would normally have been the first reason to go back to bed but I loved it! I also discovered Rivelin Valley is great as the trees shelter you from the rain. Sunday’s run was my longest, I ran for 47 minutes, 35 of those were consecutive and then a few bits of walking up the hills home. Have you ever run from Rivelin back up to Walkley? It’s a … Continue reading
So I’ve been back running for just over a week. I hardly class myself as a runner yet but having managed 3 times last week and once so far this week, I’m quite pleased. I have made my first discovery of what every runner needs to keep in stock…blister plasters. Normal plasters just don’t cut it so instead of running I will be doing some body weight workouts and restorative exercise in the hope but by Sunday I can run in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Wednesday was a much longer run than planned. I ended up going out for 45 … Continue reading
Ok, so here it is Chris >> is powered by bananas as he prepares for the Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon. He is looking to run longer slow distance’s with plenty of climb as he prepares for the race in just over 6 weeks time. Me I am looking at carrying less, eating less and to a certain point drinking less. I know my challenge is half the distance he will be racing, it does however a far greater percentage of height gain per mile with over 4,000 feet of ascent. I am choosing my kit based on this. My shorts … Continue reading
Why should you eat a low carb diet if you’re a runner? Carbohydrates were once thought to be the perfect fuel for running and a high carbohydrate, low fat diet was thought to be protective against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, strokes, cancer and obesity. However, the tables have turned and now evidence shows this is not the case. Just because you are a runner, this doesn’t necessarily protect you from all those diseases. Although your risk might be lower, a poor diet is not cancelled out by running. Exercise only accounts for 30% of the work towards a good, … Continue reading
Joggers trots is a common and unfortunate problem most runners suffer with at some point in their running career. For most its a “blip” and goes as quickly as it arrives but for others, it can be a much more frequent and embarrassing problem. However, there are lots of ways it can be treated and eliminated. When you’re running, the movement reduces blood flow to your intestines as more is sent to the exercising muscles. The jostling of the intestines also causes changes in intestinal hormones which can speed up transit time and alters absorption rates. The first thing is … Continue reading
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