Running Tips (3:2 pattern)

Learning how to breathe during a run is crucial.  If you don’t practice, you will find yourself struggling to get oxygen into the lungs.  Aim to take three footsteps for each inhale and two footsteps for each exhale. This 3:2 pattern will give you a lower heart rate on runs and help you get more […]

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Running Tips ( Just getting started?)

Just getting started?  Set a goal and aim to run at least three times a week. Consistency and regular running is the quickest way to start seeing improvements.  Forming habits from the beginning will also make you more likely to keep going.  Give it at least three weeks, then evaluate how you feel.  Never give […]

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Running Tips (Count your miles down)

Count your miles down.  Studies have shown that counting up is tougher psychologically than counting down.  Focussing on ever increasing numbers is like telling your body over and over how much hard work it has already done, making it harder to keep going.  Try reversing your thought process for an easier mental win. Happy running!

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Running Tips (Boredom)

Running and boredom?  “How can you possibly get bored during a run” some may ask.  Well this is a very common experience, especially during the longer runs and sometimes you are spending more than an hour or two in the same motion.  Our minds tend to tell us to stop and we get bored with […]

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Running Tips (Realistic Goals)

When writing out your goals, always make sure they are attainable for you.  Make sure what you are setting yourself up to accomplish can actually be done!  Set realistic targets.  If you expect too much of yourself, the failure to achieve it will dampen your spirits, ruin your self-belief and it will most certainly kill […]

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Running Tips (Change your Shoes)

So many clients ask the question, “how often should I change my running shoes”?  A pair of running shoes loses approximately 50% of its ability to absorb ground reactive force after 300-500 miles.  The worn out shoe and lower ground reactive force are transferred into your knee and increase risk factor of Illiotibial Band Syndrome […]

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Running Tips (Hydration and Running)

Take the guesswork out of rehydration.  Learn your sweat rate by weighing yourself naked before and after you exercise.    A pound lost after exercise equates to losing 16 ounces of sweat which means you should drink 16 ounces of fluid to rehydrate the body.  Throughout the summer months, you may notice a greater loss. […]

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Running Tips (Starting is the Challenge)

Are you struggling to find motivation to run?  Tell yourself you’ll just do a mile. Once you are out there moving, see how you feel.  Many times one mile turns into three miles and three miles turns into five.  If you are struggling after a mile and still not into the run, stop.  Often starting […]

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Yoga And Running

I swear by Yoga as a means of maintaining flexibility, strengthening my core, hips, legs, mental focus, and circulation, which are all very important components to becoming a successful runner. For those not familiar with Yoga, there is a wide variety of practice available.  Nearly all forms of Yoga incorporate a range of static poses […]

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