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Pick up the pace - Speed training

At some point in time, most runners will aim to increase their running pace. It may be to achieve a better time for a race, to improve your running economy or to feel the wind in your hair while you run along the beach through shallow water (think “Baywatch” or “Chariots of Fire” for the over 50s). Whatever the reason, the most efficient way to improve your pace isn't by simply running faster on your training runs.
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Bulletproof: insider's tips to avoid running injuries

Just to help you along, here's some tips on how to avoid getting injured and interrupting your training. Shoes When you're looking to buy your next pair of shoes and you want to get something different, or if you're looking for a faster racing…
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Walking can be a runner's best friend - trust me!

Ask any runner about "walking" and you'll be told it's either a cardinal sin or the tool of the devil. But walking in some of your training sessions can be an awesome tool for runners. Here are just some of the benefits: The variation…
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Knee pain - "subchondral cysts" and other scary words

The scenario is all too familiar - one day you're playing golf, running and enjoying life, then one awkward twist and your knee is swollen, painful and stops you doing everything you love. You get your MRI results back, and the doom-and-gloom…
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Why you need to be treated like an elite athlete

When you think of how an elite athlete gets treated, you probably think of daily massages and on-call dietitians. And while massage and dietetics play a part in elite athlete management, it’s not what sets their care apart from the way everyday…
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Tendinopathies - What, why & how?

The what... Tendinpathies are a common problem experienced by everyone from the elite football player to the weekend warrior. It is predominately experienced in the Achilles tendon, the patella tendon and the hamstring tendon. Other places…
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UTA 2017 - last minute changes

It's five days until the 2017 UTA event, your taper is driving you nuts and all the "what if's" are playing on your mind. For most doubts, you can trust in your training and the ever-reliable course marking. But other doubts start when you…
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Why do I keep tearing my hammy?

Hamstring injuries are one of the most common, poorly rehabbed muscle injuries. They have a tendency to re-tear, just when you think you are in the clear from your recent injury. But why does this happen? This here is the million dollar question…