5k Training Plan
5 kilometers or 3.1 miles. That may sound like a long way if you are just beginning to run. With the way the world…
The First 5 Km
A slow start makes all the difference. If you want to run without feeling that you are going to die of a heart attack…
What is Energy?
Energy is a word one often hears. People say they get energy from all sorts of things and sometimes I must admit that…
Personal Protection Alarm For Runners
It is my personal opinion that every one should carry some kind of personal protection alarm with him or her. You always…
Joggers May Live Longer Than Non - joggers
Jogging, at a slow to moderate pace for less than three hours per week may extend your life according to a new study…
More About Goals
What, how and when What do you want, how are you going to get it and when are you going to get it. It isn't enough…
Running Articles (103)
Salomon Trail Running Shoes - A Review
Salomon Trail Running Shoes After I completed my Couch to 5k programme I decided to increase my mileage and include some trail running. About 6 months ago I bought a pair of Salomon Trail Running Shoes and I have to say I have been more than pleased with them. Up…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jun 08, 2011  
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Running Without Music
One of the intricacies of running lies with whether or not one listens to music during the runs.
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jan 24, 2011  
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3 top tips for 5k beginners
Hi, Here are some tips that I found useful when I started off running 5k's: 1 ) Don't attempt to much too soon I was really bad at doing this; I'd always start off being full of enthusiasm, doing too much do too much and either injuring myself or feeling…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jul 04, 2011  
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Beginners Training for A Marathon
Less than 30% of marathon runners in reality meet their own expected time goal. Beginner marathoners usually find it difficult, even just finishing the race. So why does this concern happen after your entire training program? The following paragraphs will provide the beginner runner with several beginners training for a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Mar 10, 2011  
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The Secret to Speed And Agility Drills
Speed kills. Every athlete has heard that saying eventually and for the most part it is true. This is why speed and agility drills are so important to do. Most sports are team sports but usually the team who can win the one on one battles end up winning most…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Mar 14, 2011  
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Best Running Watch – Which type should you get?
I love running watches. What is the best running watch for you to use? My favorite is a GPS running watch, but there are many others to choose from. Let’s talk about the two most popular types: GPS style and Pedometer style. Running is more fun when you have a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Mar 19, 2011  
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Don't Forget To Hydrate!
In order for you to be able to run well and stay healthy, hydration is vital.
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jan 24, 2011  
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Running Schedule For Beginners - The Ultimate 6 Week Schedule To Keep You On Track
Its without question that if youve never done any running before then you will need a running schedule for beginners before you get started. Running is not a simple case of putting one foot in front of the other at pace in order to get fitter, stronger, lose weight, etc.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   May 15, 2011  
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Running the Race - Our Journey Through Life
My husband’s passion is for running races and for the great outdoors. He grew up in a city situated on a picturesque mountainside. He would sometimes opt to hike to and from school and he started running at quite an early age. Work and family later became demanding so he…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Aug 30, 2011  
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Running Tips Beginners
Recently I wrote an article to summarise my two years of running (you can find the link to the article at the bottom of the page). What started as a means to improve energy levels, led to me finding a new passion. A passion for running! A great deal of…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Nov 15, 2014  
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Cross Training
Athletes use the term cross training when they train other sports than just the one they compete in. It is often recommended for runners because it can have good effects on the running speed and endurance and can also prevent injuries. There are countless other good reasons to do some…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 11, 2012  
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Should You Be Wearing Shoes When You Run Or Not: The Debate Continues
The debate continues. Should you be wearing cushioned, modern shoes when you go out running or should you be barefoot instead? While some nation's runners have historically ran all their races and day to day running barefoot, others have come to the practice in more recent years, including those who…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   May 13, 2012  
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How to Warm Up Before Exercising - Olympic Stretches
Warming up is probably one of the most important thing to do before you conduct any movement in your body. Even upon waking up, warming up your body would allow you to reduce the stiffness as well as the lethargic feeling. With that said, warming up before exercising will no…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Aug 08, 2012  
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Running Tip - Stretch Throughout The Day
As you embark on your journey of losing weight by running, remember to stretch throughout the day. Stretch in the morning, in the afternoon, before your run, after your run - make sure to stretch!
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jan 28, 2011  
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Looking for Extra Fun In 20s? Hold on to These Men Hobbies
Achieving a perfect balance between work life and personal life has become extremely difficult these days. If you have your dream job, you should give all your soul, heart, passion, energy and time into it. But, if your work doesn't give you the lust you're looking for, yet you're working…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   May 28, 2016  
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What is Energy?
Energy is a word one often hears. People say they get energy from all sorts of things and sometimes I must admit that I am not sure what they mean. There aren't many calories in vegetables, but I often hear someone say he/she gets energy from eating a lot of…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 26, 2012  
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My Top 3 Weather Conditions To Run In
When putting on your running shoes, preparing to go for a run, there is a few things that we always check before we head out the door. The biggest one is the weather. It effects how we dress and and sets the tone on how the run could turn out.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 26, 2014  
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Personal Protection Alarm For Runners
It is my personal opinion that every one should carry some kind of personal protection alarm with him or her. You always have to be prepared to protect your self against an attacker. Runners and joggers are a special group of people who can be attacked and need a different…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jan 13, 2012  
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Nikeplus Sportwatch Review
GPS watches area the cool thing in running now and the Nikeplus Sportwatch is no exception. GPS watches have been around for a few years and as with all electronics they are progressively getting better. I remember having a GPS the size of a large book and still not being…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Mar 21, 2012  
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A Brief Overview Of the Functionality And Qualities Of Kt Sports Tape
Sports are not limited to a certain place or area. It is played all across the world. The challenges that the athletes and players face are almost the same. The requirements of different athletes are also similar. The injuries are also common among the athletes. Usually the muscles and joints…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   May 12, 2016  
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The Dark Side Of Running
Life isn't always easy. Running can be really hard when every muscle of your body aches, the knees, hips, ankles and all other joints scream, your stomach aches, you want to throw up or need a toilet desperately, your hands swell, your face gets bright red, you sweat like a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 18, 2012  
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Get Faster at Running - Improve Quicker to Sprint Past Your Competition
Being able to run faster than your competition is something anyone can do. Although it may not be easy at first glance, the ability to improve running speed can be cultivated and nurtured through simple techniques that i will highlight in this article. First off, one very important thing you…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jul 12, 2012  
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A Shoe, Is It A Sign
A Shoe Whenever I ponder about the topic of shoes, the first thing that snaps to my mind is the Monty Python scene from the 'Life of Brian'. The shoe has been with us for millennia and plays a great role in running. It is probably the only tool a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Nov 10, 2013  
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How To Run More Efficiently And With Fewer Injuries
Running is thought to be a simple exercise. You go out and put one foot in front of the other and the more rapidly you do it the faster you’ll go. That is exactly what running is but how to run efficiently and with minimal injury is another story. Just…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Apr 07, 2012  
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How To Run 50k
How to run long distance, or 50k in this case? If you are a runner, that may be a question you are asking yourself. If you are not a runner, you most likely perceive such feat as an act of madness. Give me a chance. There is reason to my…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Dec 04, 2014  
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Lizzy Hawker, Ultra Runner And Winner Of the Utmb
Races longer than the traditional 42,2 km marathon are referred to as ultrarunning. Distances like 50 km, 50 miles, 100 km and 100 miles are common, but anything over 42,2 kilometers can count as an ultra race. One of the famous ultra races is the UTMB, Ultra Trail Mont Blanc,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Feb 13, 2012  
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The Comrades Marathon – A Ninety Kilometre Run
Last Sunday saw the running of the 86th Comrades Marathon. This marathons been run in South Africa since 1921, each year a crowd of athletes line up to tackle either the up or the down run. It's run between Pietermaritzburg and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban being the main seaport in…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jun 05, 2012  
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Prevent Running Injury
Suffered a bad ankle or muscle pull from running? Running is probably one of the best ways to keep in shape. However, injuries from doing these exercises seem to be very common. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. So how do you prevent running injury? The answer…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Aug 05, 2012  
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How to Start Running?
How to start running is not an easy problem to solve if you've never put your sneakers on, opened the door and bounded off with your legs carrying you at a fantastic speed. From the comfort of your sofa, that usually seems like nothing more than a fanciful dream. That's…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Mar 03, 2011  
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Why is Kinesiology Tape Gaining so Much Popularity Among Athletes Nowadays?
It needs not be announced that athletes should protect their bodies. Therefore they make sure that they are taking required safety precautions along with the training. Though the players are always very careful about these sensitive issues but then again at times, it so happens that athletes train so hard…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Running   Jun 06, 2016  
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Sport and processed food items often seem to go together. That is, people seem to think that if you…
Kinesiology tape is a very effective pain killer remedy which is very popularly used by people including…
If you're interested in transitioning to barefoot running or would like some added protection while…
The ball lands 25m away from you and you sprint towards it. You are almost there, when someone brushes…
Running a 5K is a lot like life… This thought occurred to me as I ran along the path of my first…
You don’t have to go to great lengths to be a better runner. However, there’s no ala-Captain…

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