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Marathon Running

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

If you’ve missed any of Seb’s free marathon lectures at Runners Need you can catch up here, or if you want to recap on any of his advice, please click on the links below.

Marathon Training – The Beginning Phase

Marathon Training – Injury Prevention and treatment

Marathon Training – Stretches & Exercises

Until the end of April 2011 we are offering all marathon runners a 50% discount on physiotherapy, call the clinic or contact us here.

This advice is not a substitute for a medical diagnosis, if you have any pain or injury please see your doctor or a physiotherapist.

Are you running a marathon?

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Training for a marathon? Pay attention…

1. MAKE A SPECIFIC TRAINING PLAN Chat to a physio, check out the training plans on Runners World, or if you’re running for a charity they may have some training plans advice.

2. SORT YOUR NUTRITION: Get advice on nutritional strategies to help with recovery, make sure you have enough fluids, and what’s this about carbo loading?  You may want to consider gels or energy drinks – we stock these in the shop

Come along to our talk on the 13th April at the clinic on Runners Nutrition.

3. PRACTICE RACES Sign up for some 5k, 10k and half marathons prior to the main event, you’ll learn lots about pacing yourself and how to last longer distances. Set yourself these goals to work towards.

4. JOIN A RUNNING CLUB OR TRAINING GROUP For all those ladies out there Sweaty Betty offer free running clubs at their stores nationwide.

5. CROSS TRAINING Cycling and rowing can all build up your strength and stamina while taking the stress off your knees.

6. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY If you’re ill and need to rest, don’t run! You’ll only feel worse.

7. STRETCH!!!! Remember to stretch after every run – this will help protect you against injury. A weekly yoga or Pilates class is a great idea to help maintain your flexibility

Girl does forward lunge

8. INVEST IN YOUR SHOES These are the most important bit of kit you need – good shoes can support your knees, ankles, hips and improve your biomechanics, reducing injury and pain.  Runners Need offer gait analysis instore.

Super physio (and fellow marathon runner) Seb will be at Runners Need Oxford Circus store on Mondays from 12:30 – 1:30 offering free physio advice (until the 28th April 2010)

Seb's smiley face

Look for Seb’s smiley face!