Love 2 Run February 2016 news
|intraining’s monthly Love 2 Run e-News – February 2016
|Goodbye sticky summer and welcome to the first day of Autumn in 2016. As the days gradually get cooler, running becomes easier on your body – which is always a welcome relief. Unfortunately, with the territory daylight hours decrease and we soon find ourselves out running under the stars. Make sure you are prepared for the running season ahead with some great safety tips, weight training and some events to increase motivation.
In this this issue:
Did you know running facts – Part 22
Contradicting many doubters, evening exercise doesn’t disrupt sleep in most people and sleep quality can actually improve following exercise, says head researcher at University of South Carolina.
Perhaps runners prefer the romantic lighting of the moon over the sun.
Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!
Ouch…did someone say chafe?
What is your chafe solution?
– Creams are effective in preventing friction caused by clothing, such as nipple abrasion or groin/thigh chafe.
– Roll on balms reduce skin on skin friction, offer water resistant features and usually non-petroleum based, so it won’t harm your clothes.
At intraining we stock a wide range of anti-chafe products, such as Bodyglide, Skin Strong, and Brisbane based company Striderm. Speak with our friendly staff, remember we are all runners so are happy to share our feedback on what has worked best for us.
Less daylight hours – Tips to stay safe when you are running
Here are 10 tips to keep you safe under the stars
1. Always run against traffic: It’s easier to avoid cars if you can see them coming. You want to be able to see headlights of oncoming cars.
2. Be visible: Wear white, yellow or orange clothes with reflective material and a light if you can. That way, you are easily seen by others.
3. Always have identification on you: Keep your drivers licence or some form of identification in case of emergency.
4. Choose a well lit route: Oncoming cars see you better, and you’ll always be able to see the road and avoid potential hazards.
5. Run with a buddy: As they say, strength in numbers. If you must run alone, ensure you let someone know where you are going and how long.
Click here to read all 10 tips for running safety.
Weight training for runners – by Doug James (physiotherapist)
The key to weight training is using a suitable amount of weight for the ideal number of repetitions. For runners, this weight should be one that is comfortable to lift for at least 80% of the set and become slightly harder towards the end.
1. Squats: can help develop stronger legs and glutes.
2. Lunges: helpful for improving hip stability and leg strength.
3. Tip toe raise: the slow lowering component of this exercise helps to improve Achilles tendon strength.
Click here to view details on how to complete each exercise in the full article ‘Weight training for runners’ in the February edition of ‘From the Sole’ newsletter.
Make an appointment to see one of our clinicians who can assist with diagnosing and treating your running related injury.
Brisbane Marathon Festival – 25th anniversary
The Brisbane Marathon is Queensland’s second oldest official marathon event. Make 2016 your year to complete the marathon in Brisbane on one of the most picturesque courses in Australia.
The predominantly flat course in Brisbane and early starting times are ideal for breaking personal best times.
Check out the start times below:
– 42.195km Marathon: 6:00am
Twilight Running Festival – 20 March 2016
Entry fees (until midnight tonight)
*Sizes and quantity are strictly limited. Once all singlets and towels are allocated, there will be no more available. Click here to see the funky new designs in 2016…