training

Time to be smart

In Sport section of The Daily Telegraph on Friday 18th May 2018 I read an article by their chief sports writer Oliver Brown in which he discusses the older Sportsman.¬† Such as Gianluigi Buffon who recently played his last football match for Juventus at the age of 40 and golfer Phil Mickelson who is still…

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TOP 10 Tips for RECOVERING after a run.

Runners plan their runs, the clothes, the route, the training aim, however it is also good to have some kind of plan for your recovery. If you do a few of these things after a run, you will get in to a routine of doing them and they should help you to recover better. Finish…

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THE ROAD BACK TO RUNNING-September, the month of firsts.

Well what can I say about September except woop woop woop. However writing this is hard, I found it much easier to write this diary when things are not going well. But I can not do that this month as this month has been great. I guess I find it hard to be positive about…

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Do you like to be squeezed?

During September we have looked at ice baths, stretching, foam rolling AND NOW it is the turn of compression clothing to be put under the spotlight. I am talking CC such as short or long tights and not necessarily calf guards as these could be a separate topic. Just like with ice baths and foam…

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Does cold water help after exercise?

This morning after teaching double Aquafit I went for a dip in the sea because I was soo hot. Someone asked me does cold water actually help after exercise? This question got me thinking because I know that ice is important for reducing inflammation after an injury (Pour et al, 2011). But does cold water…

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Now is a perfect time for a debrief of the year so far

Most runners wait until the end of the year to do a review of their running for the year just gone. However now at the end of the summer, this is a great opportunity for a review. ¬†This is because you can better plan your autumn training if you know what works for you. It…

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