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) area.
The hip is arguably the most important joint in a runner. A healthy, strong, stable, flexible hip provides a substantial boost to running health and performance. It is the transfer point for the power generated by the legs up into the torso, generates a lot of power itself that transfers into the torso and legs
Guest blog by Alex Carlow of Insight Nutrition The elite runner Energy Needs For the more elite runners out there, using a tapered nutrition plan to match your training needs will be of more benefit than applying the same diet throughout the training year! For example, it’s likely that your energy needs will be slightly higher
Guest blog by Alex Carlow of Insight Nutrition The beginner or amateur overweight runner Energy Needs The long distance runner looking to lose weight will need to create an energy deficit large enough to bring about a reduction in body fat. Even running two to three times a week for the beginner or amateur overweight runner
Guest blog by Alex Carlow of Insight Nutrition Overview When training and preparing to compete in either a half or full marathon it’s imperative that your diet provides you with both the nutrients and energy required to ensure you meet the demands of both your training and the event itself. How well you address your body’s
I’d say most runners once in their running days have experienced some form of knee discomfort, pain, strange feelings or all at one go! Its not hard to see why we have a few issues that can cause our knee not to function correctly as we have so many major muscles, tendons and ligaments
When we exercise, our muscles predominantly look to burn carbohydrates to fuel the mechanism that makes the muscles move. Any exercise session that is going beyond an hour will require more calories to sustain the same amount of effort. Therefore it’s really important that we have enough carbohydrates to burn during the exercise or we
When setting up your transition site, it is important to set things up in a manner that will require no brain power during the race. Setting out your gear in the morning of the race in an efficient manner will help you execute a stress free transition.The key to quick hassle free transitions is to
Trail running is sometimes viewed with trepidation by road runners, as they feel they won’t be able to execute their workout perfectly. However, there are benefits to be had from including trails into your training programme. Road running happens mostly in a sagittal (forward) plane and the surface is often predictable, resulting in less knee lift.
Many people have experienced some form of foot pain whether it be running related or general day to day discomfort. Sore heel, pain in the arch, stiff toes, difficulty walking, running not possible – these are just a few issues from our feet. The term Plantar Fasciitis gets thrown around a lot in the running world