UAN: Article type:--One of the beauties of our sport is that you can run on just about any surface, anywhere in the world. As long as you have feet, you can train wherever you find yourself. But not all surfaces are created equal vary your
A ride on your road bike doesn't always require smooth Tarmac. In fact, trails and country lanes can offer blissful, low-traffic route options that you ought to consider. The trick is to know how to handle the various not-so-silky surfaces you may
Next time you see another runner out on the street, take a closer look. Is he thinking about smashing his 10K PB next week, or getting smashed at the pub later with his running friends? Is she wondering how she'll fit in next week's training, or how well her new designer lycra sh...
with you. Sidestep injuryThe soft surface of trails can be a welcome relief for legs used to the bone-shaking impact of concrete or Tarmac. The uneven ground will also work your ankles and knees harder than road running, so if you're planning a taxing route
, particularly during faster sessions. For days afterwards the area is painful, even to gentle massage. I only use the traditional rugby stretch of one foot back with my heel to the floor. Is the problem caused by my changed running surface, or could it be my
Q Ive been suffering from a very sore Achilles tendon and hamstring problems in my left leg for nearly a year. I can still run on it, but at the end of the day I cant wait to jump in a warm bath because of the pain. Oddly, it gets worse if I stand on hard floors for long period...
Running the same routes over and over soon gets dull. And it's also bad news for your body, particularly if you stick to roads and pavements. The forces associated with running on hard surfaces can be more than twice as great as softer ground, so
Running the same routes over and over soon gets dull. And it's also bad news for your body, particularly if you stick to roads and pavements. The forces associated with running on hard surfaces can be more than twice as great as softer ground, so it
and in knee-deep mud.The result a well-cushioned, fairly stable shoe with deep rubber lugs and three removable spikes admittedly isnt the most practical shoe weve ever seen. With the spikes in place, the soft-surface grip is excellent: better than a good
– for whom it works better on softer surfaces rather than the road. (Review of previous model follows)Complete AboundPuma's brisk statement shoe, the Inhale (see review below), gets a new upper and a slightly improved rearfoot landing. Quicker, efficient
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