Love 2 Run July16 enews
|intraining’s monthly Love 2 Run e-News – July 2016
|We are over half way through the year and just over a week until Brisbane’s major marathon festival is upon us. Make sure you keep your hydration up leading into the event, even when it is cold. Being sufficiently hydrated will maximise your bodies ability to recover from training.
We hope that you are enjoying your taper and are getting excited for race day of Queensland’s second biggest marathon event. See you at the race on 7 August or in store!
In this this issue:
Did you know running facts – Part 26
Bolt will be hoping for a tailwind of 2.0m/s, the maximum permissible for a world record at the Olympic Games in Rio this August. An increased tailwind reduces atmospheric drag, while hotter temperatures mean thinner air and fewer molecules impeding athletes’ paths.
For those in distance events the opposite is the case, with cooler temperatures the ideal requirement for faster times.
Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!
**NEW** Suunto Spartan – The epitome of innovation is here
Latest features of the NEW Spartan range at Suunto
– Up to 65hr battery in GPS mode (ideal for ultra runners)
If you are not willing to settle for second best and looking for a GPS watch that can do it all, get your pre-order in today for the new Suunto Spartan and be the first to enjoy the epitome of innovation…read more.
The Dead Shoe test – Don’t put yourself at risk of injury
Key signs you need to replace your shoes
The ‘Dead Shoe Test’ involves bending the front half of the shoe in half, downwards towards the sole. In old and worn out shoes there will be little resistance and lesser recoil. This would suggest that the shock absorbing ability of the shoe is fading.
Test your shoes before your next run, if your shoes fail the ‘dead shoe test’, then avoid the potential for injury and get a new pair as soon as possible. Remember to get a re-fit as your feet may have changed since your last purchase.
Work that booty – by Doug James (podiatrist & physio)
The trick to keeping your knees happy is to build that booty by keeping your gluteal (hip) muscles strong. Single leg squats are a commonly prescribed exercise to build hip strength, however if you have a painful knee or poor balance you might find that the exercise is both difficult and ineffective.
Instead, bridge exercises – and particularly single leg bridges – are a useful way of improving strength without placing excessive pressure on the knee, or requiring much balance.
To perform a bridge, lay on your back with your knees bent 90˚ and feet flat on the floor. Raise your …click here to view read the full article on how to strengthen glutes and reduce medial knee pain.
Make an appointment to see one of our clinicians who can assist with diagnosing and treating your running related injury.
Twilight Bay Run – Saturday 24 September 2016
Not only do participants get to enjoy a fireworks display over the Bay at 7pm…yeah, you could be finishing under a sky full of colours, but each participant receives the popular running specific and quite funky limited edition Twilight Bay singlet or Twilight towel as part of entry fees.
If you have been umming and ahhing about whether to enter, check out the 2016 singlet and towels on offer.
Events to consider
Start your Spring with a bang and get your entry in for the Twilight Bay Run and join us for the 5th year anniversary under the moon and stars.