Running Kitbag Essentials

Running is a pretty straightforward sport and needs very little in the way of specialist kit. Our Running Kitbag Essentials puts together six must haves to get you started. There are performance and comfort benefits in buying the right gear, so you can spend more on technical clothing and gadgets for example. But if you’re

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HIIT – Training for runners

What is HIIT? How does this type of training transfer to running At Advance Performance when we carry out a gait analysis for a customer, part of our process involves asking the customer for details of other activities that they are currently doing. Increasingly, the reply to this question has included the term ‘HIIT Training’,

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10 tips for increased flexibility

RunBetter – increased flexibility Increased flexibility and range of motion is great for you, it has been proven to improve balance, strength, injury prevention, posture and lessen pain. Top 10 tips for increased flexibility: Stretch for longer Holding a Stretch for around 10 seconds is not enough, try holding for 45 seconds or more, it

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RunBetter Runners Foam Rolling Videos

Watch our Runners Foam Rolling videos helping you #RunBetter every day Our Runners Foam Rolling videos are just a small part of the RunBetter solutions available in-store. They are provided by our qualified team who are here to help you be your personal best. Find out how you can RunBetter with Advance Performance. The RunBetter

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RunBetter Runners Essential Stretches Videos

Watch our Runners Essential Stretches videos helping you #RunBetter every day Our Runners Essential Stretches vidoes are just a small part of the RunBetter solutions available in-store. They are provided by our qualified team who are here to help you be your personal best.  Find out how you can RunBetter with Advance Performance. The RunBetter Runners Essential Stretches

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Meet our Running Shoe Guru

Need advice on replacing your running shoes? Now you can call or email our Running Shoe Guru for help During social distancing we’re unable give you in-store gait analysis, but we’re reaching out to customers who might be in need of running shoe advice and sharing with you the Advance Performance Running Shoe Guru. Some

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Beginners running tips

Our best beginners running tips Our own strapline “The Running and Triathlon Stores for Everyone” really does mean we positively encourage all abilities, beginners or seasoned professionals. We know that as a specialist store people sometimes feel a little intimidated by the label, especially when just starting out. We welcome runners of all abilities and especially beginners,

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Are you sitting up straight? – Upper Crossed Syndrome

Upper Crossed Syndrome – are you sitting up straight? My mum always used to say to me “sit up straight” if she ever caught me slouching. She was definitely on to something. I’m not sure she knew the reason why she said it to me but it is something I remember whenever I find myself

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Sleep and Injury

What’s the connection between sleep and injury? Are you more likely to have a sport injury if you’re not getting enough shut-eye? Here’s the scenario, do you recognise any of it?   It’s 6am, you get up, go for a run, grab breakfast, drop the kids at school. Work all morning, grab a sandwich, work all

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Heart Rate Training

Heart rate training allows a runner to accurately monitor how hard they are training during their runs rather than how hard they think they are running. Maximum Heart Rate Most of the watches that runners use, calculate the person’s maximum heart rate by using the formula; 220 minus your age. Herein lies the problem. When

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Stay Focused with Goal Setting

Goal setting is key to getting the results you want as a runner, regardless of age or ability Many people take up running with a specific objective and goal setting can really help. Whether it’s to complete a marathon, lose weight or raise money for charity, goal setting provides the building blocks that allow us

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Shin Pain

Below are just a few of the names that we often hear mentioned when we experience some form of shin pain whilst running. Shin Splints Compartment Syndrome (Muscle Bulging) Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Shin Splints An sometimes over-used term that that usually refers to exercise induced pain in the front of the lower leg or shin bone (tibia)

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Marathon Exercises

Exercises to accompany your marathon training You’ve entered a marathon, secured a place and received your entry pack, it’s around about now that you start to realise the enormity of the task ahead of you. We’re here to help, and keep you on track with some exercises that you can do to accompany your running

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Run Safe and Warm in the Winter

Winter Running Keep your running going, follow these layering, training and visibility tips to ensure you run safe and warm in the Winter. If you’re training for a Spring Marathon, take a look at our Marathon Training and Marathon Exercises Blog posts. Winter’s biggest challenge may not be environmental. It could be motivational. When you look

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Peterborough Marathon Training Plans

Download one of our training plans for Peterborough Marathon We’ve put together two training plans for Peterborough Marathon that work around our own Advance Performance Track Sessions at the Embankment Track and local races. Our plans have been devised for intermediate and experienced/advanced runners. Typically an intermediate runner would be someone moving up from half

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