The London Marathon is just over a week away. I often feel inspired by people who can run long distance, especially if it’s to raise money for a good cause. I’ve started running again recently, to tone up for Summer and get ready to do the Race for Life 5k in July.
I came across an article in Hello Magazine with some great tips, so if you’re taking part in a charity run, or just thinking about taking it up to keep fit, you may find this handy.
Also if you need to buy any running gear, make sure you remember to use Give as you Live to raise funds for your favourite charity. You can view our full selection of running products here. Make sure you shop online for your running gear this year, and Run for Good!
1. Put your feet up
Invest in good-quality running shoes to protect your bones, muscles, joints and tendons. Buy from a specialist running shop where you can get expert advice and a perfect fit.
SportsShoes.com sell a variety of different running shoes and will donate up to 4% to your favourite cause.
2. Stretch yourself
3. Get a massage
Regular sports massage can boost your training. Try a full leg massage after a long session, or once a month every few months, to help flush away toxins and repair muscle fibres.
The Physio room are a great website selling everything you need to treat sports injuries, including massage oils and treatments. They donate up to 5% to the charity of your choice.
4. Take it easy
5. Show some resistance
Working out with weights can be great for runners as it will improve all-round strength and posture. For best results all-round strength and posture. For best results, each week try to include one or two sessions of full-body resistance.
6. Pace the races
7. Drink up
Losing fluid through sweating can lead to dehydration, causing nausea, fatigue or headaches. To prevent it, drink natural, caffeine free beverages such as water and fruit juice throughout the day.
9. Monitor your heart
Simple, effective and now coming down in price, heart rate monitors allow you to decide whether to ease or pick up your pace, helping you to get more out of your training and reducing the risk of over training.
10. Keep up your core
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