|intraining’s monthly Love 2 Run e-News – May 2016
|Winter is here…well, almost. Training distances are picking up for most of us as the main events for 2016 are on the horizon. Gold Coast Marathon is just 4 weeks away and Brisbane Marathon is counting down with just 10 weeks until the special 25th anniversary event.
Now is a good time to have a look at your current training shoes to and make the decision on whether you need to start wearing in a new pair before race day (check out the racing in new shoes article here).
As a general rule of thumb, you should get 600-800km out of a pair of shoes depending on the terrain. At 20km per week that is around 9 months use. We hope that your training is coming along well and look forward to seeing you in store soon!
In this this issue:
Did you know running facts – Part 25
Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!
Black Diamond head lamps – now available at intraining
The new ‘Gizmo’ head light has 90 lumens of light which provides up to 30m of lighting. At just 84g (similar to a Garmin) the Gizmo is ultra slim and ideal for running making it the perfect choice. At just $49.95 the Gizmo is a good option when moon lighting is just not enough.
If you are looking for a little more distance for your light to cover, the ‘Cosmo’ is a sure fire winner. Providing a range of 60m the 160 lumen Cosmo also features six different lighting modes to suit your next adventure. The Cosmo is just 87g in weight and is just $99.95.
If you are keen to see where you are going during your early morning or evening runs, visit intraining and we can assist in helping you select the best head lamp to suit your needs.
Don’t you think it is time to Run Amok?
So how are Run Amok different?
– Range of funky and bright colours and patterns
Run Amok tights won’t make you slimmer or make you run faster but we guarantee that they will get you noticed – whether it’s at a marathon, parkrun, boot camp, yoga or just picking up the kids from school. The quirky, bright and very loud design will certainly get you noticed out on your next session.
Life is too short for boring tights so Run Hard, Run Loud, Run Amok.
Pre-race care for your feet – by Doug James (podiatrist & physio)
Common ‘runners foot’ symptoms
– Hard skin: Commonly forms around the big toe joint, tips of toes, and your heels as a result of wear and tear when running.
– Corns: Concentrated painful areas of hard skin.
– In-grown toe nails are also regularly seen in distance runners.
Don’t dispair, your feet can be chiseled back to their former running beauty! The podiatrists at intraining Running Injury Clinic can assist with maintaining your feet and getting them ‘race ready’.
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
If a personal best is what you are looking for to end the running season – the Bay Run welcomes one of the fastest courses in Queensland along wide roads with a picturesque backdrop.
Events to consider (current entry fee):
Whether you walk, run or stroll – the event is welcome to participants of all ages to join in. Each participant receives a funky limited edition Twilight Bay singlet or Twilight towel as part of registration.
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Let us help you join the wonderful world of running…
Who is it for? Beginner runners and those new to running.
If you are interested and want to find out more information about how you can get involved with the Couch 2 10km program. Click here.