lockdown training summary
Life during lockdown
This post takes a little look at my journey back to running after having two children and having been diagnosed with diastasis recti.
You can leave the house to exercise but stay at least 2 metres away from other people. Running or cycling are perfect provided you're not in a group
Pronation, Gait Analysis what does it all mean? How can I buy the perfect running shoes.
Lichfield half marathon and Bosworth half marathon (including the Leicestershire County Championships)
Post sub 70 high followed by a bout of illness
The return from injury, aiming to come back with a bang....
The inaugural race of The Vitality Big Half
We are delighted to formally announce Anthony Woodward (Tony) as an ambassador to Running Form. Tony is a great local runner who we are helping to support his running journey, and in return he will be posting a regular blog detailing his training, racing, results wins and fails!
Dont leave it to the morning of the race to get yourself ready. Get everything sorted the day before and you will be relaxed and give yourself the best chance of a great race!
Planning is everything...
Are you ready for a negative split? not some sort of weird gymnastic manoeuvre but an approved way of running a better race.
Wondering what threshold training is? Worried about running too many 'junk miles'? Here are some pointers to threshold training and training efficiently.
A strong body, efficient running form, and good shoes all add up to faster and injury free running. Here are some thoughts on running shoes.
A strong body, efficient running form, and good shoes all add up to faster and injury free running. Do you run like a gazelle or like Phoebe from Friends?...Here are some tips to get you started on running form.
A strong body, efficient running form, and good shoes all add up to faster and injury free running. Here are some tips to get you started on strength training.
So you've signed up for one of the biggest and best sporting events in the area....the Lichfield 10k. Better get some training in! Training for a 10k forms a good foundation of running fitness, with a regular routine that can be adapted for different events and goals. Looking for a training plan? Here's a suggestion where to start.
Getting started, you need a good baseline of strength and flexibility. Here are some quick checks and top tips for getting into running.
As we run harder and exercise at high intensity, we sweat more, our bodies find is less easy to manage fluid passing from the stomach into the blood and we tend to lose our focus on drinking. Over-heating and losing excess fluid may lead to dehydration as the body needs a good fluid balance to function properly. Here are some top tips for training in hot weather.
The three magic bullets approach helps your marathon training improve in quality not just quantity.
High-impact exercise, such as running, places tension on the supporting structures of the breast, which can result in pain, and less efficient running style. Exercising in a well-fitted sports bra to protect your breasts is just as important as running in the right type of trainers. Like running shoes, sports bras should be replaced every 6 - 12 months to perform at their best.
Want to run faster and get a new pb? Have you considered cadence? It’s a good indicator of running form. The shorter your stride length and the quicker your stride rate, the faster and better you run.
Increase Core & Glute Strength, Mobility and increase everyday wellbeing and relaxation. Men and Women of any ability are welcome, go on give it a try!
Unsure what kit to buy and where?? Read this article written by one of our new customers, it's an interesting read!
The shop will be closed for 5 days in August, please read here for more details.
There seems to be lots of focus on 1 Mile events and challenges over the last year or so, read more here to find out what they're all about.
The Hatton Darts 10K race in August is looming!
A limited edition colourway of this legendary shoe launched!
Running Form selected as a finalist in the Burton Mail Business Awards
Running Form proudly supported Lichfield Running Club at their 10K race again...
Some cheeky snaps from the BDSL Race at Conkers
Running Form opening hours during Easter
Interesting article on runners tummy in AW, what to and not to eat to prevent stomach cramping...
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