To Run Better; Start by Ditching Your Nikes

Before the Nikes, before the breathable, antimicrobial running shorts, before the personal fitness coaches, heart rate monitors, wrist-mounted GPS and subscriptions to Runner’s World, you were a runner. And, like all children, you ran barefoot. Now, a small but growing body of research suggests that barefoot is the way adults … Continue reading

Beware of trendy barefoot running shoes – you could end up with broken bones in your foot

By Anna Hart Advocates of barefoot running claim it can reduce injuries and back pain ‘Minimalist’ shoes such as these now account for 15% of sales But experts say many people suffer injuries by overdoing it early on Runners should make transition from regular trainers more slowly, they say It … Continue reading

Ten tips on how to run faster: Increase your speed

By Kurt Simonsen Everyone who runs can do so faster. No, not everyone can suddenly develop world class speed, as talent and ability usually dictates just how good you can be. But, every person who runs can do things in their training to make them cover more ground in a … Continue reading

10 Benefits of Running, and How to Do It

“Running has never failed to give me great end results, and that’s why I keep coming back for more!” – Sasha Azevedo When you envision running, you probably will fall into one of two categories. Either you love it or you hate it; sometimes it is even a love/hate relationship. … Continue reading

Benefits of Self Awareness In Sport

By Karim Awareness is consciousness or expertise in a situation. Self awareness is consciousness and awareness of your thoughts, behaviours, strengths, disadvantages, values, knowledge and potential. Athletes with a winning mind-set target themselves and not the athletes they are competing against. Having an open mind and willingness to seek different … Continue reading

5 Tips on How to Run Faster

There are different schools of thought on how to run faster. Before you begin training to get faster, you need to assess what you actually want to accomplish. There’s a difference between speed and quickness; and although agility drills, (using ladders, cones, dots, etc.) are great for developing overall quickness, … Continue reading

25 Ways to Run Faster

By Emily Faherty It’s been said if you want to run fast, you have to practice running fast. (What? Thought Ryan Hall or Lolo Jones got that quick with just luck?!) Read on for 25 ways to have a harder, better, faster, stronger workout, smoke the competition, and maybe even … Continue reading

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