The only thing runners fear more than rabid dogs and toilet emergencies is getting hurt. An injury means taking a break, and runners hate the thought of losing fitness, gaining weight or missing an endorphin fix. But what if you knew what injuries
near either shoe for fear of injury. However (and we probably shouldnt tell you this), neither shoe is actually as badly cushioned as youd expect our most biomechanically efficient and resilient tester has comfortably run above 10K in them.
chartered physiotherapist for a detailed assessment. Despite any misgivings you might have, never delay seeing a health professional for fear that you may be told to rest. Rest does not always mean ceasing all running or exercise. Frequently a modified rest
Q I’m 22 years old, with PBs from 16:49 for 5K to 1:16 for the half-marathon. My running is going well, but I’d love to try my local triathlon in August. I already swim and circuit train – my only fear is that replacing some of my training
different routes, enter a race somewhere you've never been to before or just do your usual run back to front." Worrying about an old injury is holding me backWhat's happening Your brain is behaving like an over-protective mum. "People develop a
It's a creeping dread for many triathletes. You run and run and run and then you slowly, reluctantly accept that you've stopped improving. And you know that if you push yourself any harder you're going to pick up an injury.Or perhaps you're already
comfort zone to gain speed and stamina increases motivation and confidence, making running fun again," says Hamilton. The Sign: You avoid challenges such as racesThe Solution: "Some runners shy away from competitive situations because they fear failure
injury.Goal: 5K for speedHow often: Seven or eight times per year.Why: Its a good idea to run a hard 5K every few weeks to keep your racing sharp. In particular, it helps you work on your leg turnover and speed. Try running a fast 5K two or three weeks
the big-time thanks to popular trail series. There’s plenty of opportunity to pit yourself against vertiginous mountain trails, but if you fancy easing into the world of trail running gently, don’t fear - many modern trail courses also loop through
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