Running at the Mouth

Running at the Mouth

By Margot Manning

4 Tips to get your Kids out of bed for a Run

Raising kids is like painting a picture.  You need to be creative.

It takes time. When a mistake is made you need to retry but with a different technique…   and there are so many moments along the way when you can admire their progress.

Now, I am NOT an artist like my daughter or an expert in raising kids.  I just appreciate the process of the artist and similarly enjoy creating running experiences with the hope that kids eventually love running and will value it as a lifelong activity.   

So, here’s four of my favourites tips to help them embrace the love of running.  

Tip #1  Play to their highest desire (without blatant bribery)

Speed and stamina….   Soccer players and netballers and most kids playing sport want to be faster and have more stamina in their games. Running does that and after a few weeks, both you and your child will realise how much better they are performing on the field.  

Food…   Profiteroles, pancakes, hot chocolate and Slurpee surprises after the run are excellent ‘bonuses’ which can be as regularly or irregularly as you like.  Spontaneous food treats are one of my thank-you’s to them for running with me and a great way to keep them talking.

Jacqui Lynagh, mum of two children said ” Finding ‘your’ purpose is always a good thing to talk about.  My son has his – he wants to be able to run fast in the soccer game right until the end.”  

Tip #2  Run in the rain

Running in the rain is incredibly fun.  The harder the downpour the better because the puddles are larger, the tree leaf droplets denser and the challenge to stay ‘dry’ harder.   Running in the rain has always been one of our favourite runs together and works nearly every time to get my kids out the door or the kids excited at the training groups.  The downside happens when they use their puddle splashing skills in public races… oops!

Tip #3 Fun running

Immerse your children into fun runs.  There is less pressure, they can ‘disappear’ into the crowd if they want and will get cheered by the older run folk…  aka… the parents. Even more amazing is watching them become confident as they mix and communicate with other runners of all ages and all ability levels.

Tip #4 Don’t give up… because they grow up

Your children will turn thirTEEN and realise that post-run pancakes are not really as good as the comfort of their bed.    

Don’t despair because they will see you running and enjoying your time out.  Since they had already experienced some of this they will reconnect with the running community and you know that here they will always be cheered and supported.

intraining Coach Tracy Baker recently posted “It’s a miracle” at seeing her two kids begin their running journey.   “You know your kids are proud of your running achievements when they stop saying you’re crazy because they’ve finally decided to buy their first pair of running shoes at 27 & 29.”

There are so many different ways to create running experiences for our kids. These are just a few of mine. I’d love to know what ones you have created or the conversations you have created.  Email me here or share your comments on our Facebook page.

Keep reading to see what other parents and kids have to say…

This is what Julie Whitehead shared after celebrating a joint 50th parkrun with her daughter, Nicola…  “My tip would be to go at their pace when they want you to be with them, leave them be when they want to go it alone and celebrate the very fact of being out there – that is the big achievement. ????????

intraining Coach and club president, Paul Broad’s daughter Isla said ” When I grow up, daddy, I want to run a marathon and you be on the sideline yelling “go intraining”  (Aged 3)

And just for the record…. we all know that even when they are there to run, teens can sleep anywhere!!  You have got to love them!!!

Margot and her husband Steve own intraining Running Centre and have been coaching kids for more than 30 years.   They have created intraining to help people of all ages and abilities to run by developing coaching groups and programs, the intraining running shop, their podiatry & physiotherapy running injury clinic, the intraining Running & Triathlon Club, Twilight Run Fun Runs and an awesome team of coaches.  They love running and want to share this with everyone.  

Love2Run – June17 e news

 

intraining’s Love 2 Run e-News – June 2017

The Gold Coast Marathon is almost here! There will be runners who are fitter than ever, others longing for a return to running after injury and some who are content to keep building fitness with other goals such as Brisbane Marathon Festival and Twilight Bay Run ahead. Whichever boat you sit in, we hope you are enjoying your running so far this season.

This month’s edition of Love 2 Run enews focuses pre-event nutrition, mid season running injuries as well as keeping up with the latest in trendy running gear.

We love running at intraining, whether you are keen to find out if your shoes are ready for replacement, have an injury that just won’t go away or you just want to have a chat about your running – we are here 7 days a week.

In this this issue:
Nike Zoom Fly: The fastest shoe in the world has arrived #breaking2
Sore heel? Need help?: Introducing the new runners’ wonder sock
Calf injuries and you: Pain in the calf holding you back?…here’s why.
Pre-event nutrition tips: Nail your nutrition before race day.
Brisbane Marathon Festival: Commit now before the Friday price rise
Twilight Bay Run: The event (singlets) that stopped the nation.

Did you know running facts – Part 5
Keep hydrated and fuel your performanceDehydration greater than 2% of your body weight may result in a decline in performance, which may have a negative effect on the intensity of your race and training sessions. The average person will sweat approximately 1.4L per hour of running. How much do you sweat?

What should you do to stay hydrated?
– Drink to thirst – when you are thirsty make sure you drink before and during the race
– Drink little and often – avoid consuming large volumes of fluid throughout the race
– Measuring body weight before and after a training session, will give you a guide to how much fluid you lose in sweat (for a given environmental and exercising condition).

Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!

#Breaking2 – We have the NEW Nike Zoom Fly available
Your PB is just a pair of shoes away!
First there was the sub four minute mile barrier, which seemed impossible. Today, there is the seeminly impossible sub two hour marathon mark. The solution… a new shoe developed by Nike with the claim of a 4% improvement in time.

We have recently received the latest #breaking2 inspired Nike Zoom Fly in store. The unique fit and feel of the shoe is unlike anything we have experienced. In our initial testing, it feels as though you float along the ground with less effort. It almost feels like the shoe is pushing you forward or like you are running with a tailwind. Whilst the shoe is lightweight, the cushioning is to the contrary. This shoe feels as comfortable as a training shoe with all the benefits of a racing shoe.

When you have done all the training and you are looking for that little extra edge, the new Nike Zoom Fly may be your ticket to that personal best time. Available in both male and female sizing at the intraining Running Centre.

Keen to give them a go? Ready to experience effortless running? Drop by the store and see if the new Nike Zoom Fly has what it takes to propel you towards your goal at your next event.

Remember, as with all shoe purchases at intraining Running Centre, our trained footwear specialists will analyse your running gait to ensure you put your best foot forward.

Nike Zoom Fly - #breaking2 inspired - Available at intraining Running Centre

Feetures – The new wonder sock is here
Sore heel holding you back? This sock can help
Ever had that frustrating feeling when you wake up in the morning and find out you have a sore heel? Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a condition caused by drastic or sudden increases in mileage, poor foot structure, and inappropriate running shoes, which can overload the plantar fascia, the connective tissue that runs from the heel to the base of the toes, resulting in heel pain. If you have every had PF, chances are you know it can be a real pain to overcome.

Enter the new Plantar Fascia compression sock from Feetures. This is the latest high-quality recovery focused foot garment to hit the shelves at intraining Running Centre. Whilst not the silver bullet in curing plantar fascia pain, they’re a great adjunct treatment for sufferers of Plantar Fasciopathy. Read more here how the new wonder sock can help provide relief and get you back out running quicker.

The Plantar Fascia Compression Socks from Feetures have recently been launched worldwide. We are excited that intraining Running Centre is one of the first few locations you can get your hands on a pair … well, your feet in a pair!

Feetures PF sock- available at intraining Running Centre

Calf injuries – Doug James (podiatrist, physiotherapist & runner)
Find out the how and why of your calf concerns
There are few things more frustrating than spending months training for a race, only for an injury to prevent you from being able to run it. Calf and lower leg injuries are responsible for a good number of these ‘DNS’ (Did Not Start) type injuries, but many of them are preventable.

Your calf muscles and lower legs are like barometers for how well you are handling your training load. Pain and muscle tightness are often signs of overuse and may signal an oncoming injury. The biggest cause of running injuries are errors in your training approach.

At this point of the season errors may be due to not allowing sufficient recovery time between hard sessions, and failing to heed warnings that you are pushing too hard.

Optimal performance comes from finding…read the full article here.

Calf Injury - Read article by Doug James (podiatrist, physiotherapist and runner)

‘From the Sole’ articles are written by our intraining Running Injury Clinic podiatry, physiotherapy, dietitian , massage therapy  and coaching team.

Make an appointment to see one of our clinicians who can assist with diagnosing and treating your running related injury.


Pre-event nutrition – Liz Lovering – (dietitian, cheft and runner)
Optimise your pre event nutrition to get the best result
Although there is no one ‘best’ food to have pre-event, type and timing is important.  Everyone is different in what they prefer to have before they race. But, in general, your pre-event meal or snack should be rich in carbohydrate, low in fibre, (important if you have issues with gut upset), easy to digest (higher fat foods digest at a slower rate) and most importantly familiar.

Runner nutrition - Nail your next racePre-event nutrition must be practiced in training. This is so you can find out what works best for you. You need to allow adequate time for digestion. It can take anything from 2-4 hours to digest a full meal so if your event starts early in the morning, rather than impact on sleep, have a carb rich snack before bed and in the morning a read the full article here in this months issue of ‘From the Sole‘.

If you are keen to nail your next big event, your nutrition strategy can play a big part in your result. Maximise your performance and make an appointment to see intraining dietitian and nutritionist, Liz Lovering.

(health fund rebates available with minimal out of pocket expense)

Brisbane Marathon Festival 2017
News just in – Early bird entry extended!
Good news for all of those participating at the Gold Coast Marathon this weekend. Enjoy your event this weekend and rest easy that you can still save on your Brisbane entry until Friday 7th July. We have just received word from Brisbane Marathon that early bird entry fees have been extended.

EARLY BIRD EXTENDED UNTIL
FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017

The new course for the 26th annual Brisbane Marathon Festival has been announced. Featuring a flatter and faster course in 2017, designed for to achieve your PB goals this running season. Check it out here.

Set your sights on completing the full or half marathon, 10km, 5km and let the kids loose in the NEW 1km Mini Marathon.

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FREE Brisbane Marathon training group at intraining Milton store - 6pm Wednesdays

Twilight Bay Run – Saturday 23 September 2017
Ever run at night…with fireworks over head?
Make sure you get your entry in for one of the most exciting events of the year at Twilight Bay Run. The very special super early bird rate increases at midnight tonight.

**CAUTION: ENTRY FEES INCREASE MIDNIGHT 30 JUNE**

If you have not experienced a run under the moon and stars, now is the time to get your entry in for the 6th annual Twilight Bay Run in Wynnum. Forget the early morning wakeup and get ready to stride it out under the stars on Saturday 23rd September. Featuring, half marathon, 10km run/walk, 5km run/walk and 1km kids event this is one for the whole family to enjoy.

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Join in the fun at Twilight Bay Run - Saturday 23 September

Love2Run – May17 e news

Love 2 Run e News – May 2017

Your running fitness is building, you are running faster and no doubt running more as the weather cools. At this time of the year it is a good idea to think about how to recover from your training and to make sure you are getting the most out of each session as well as the best ways to avoid injury.

This month’s edition of Love 2 Run enews focuses recovery, keeping your body in order and learning about the differences between x-ray, ultrasound, MRI and other diagnostic imaging techniques.

Whether you need advice on footwear to kickstart that motivation, looking for tips on how to improve your running or need help with a running injury, we are here 7 days a week to help.

In this this issue:
OOFOS…what the?: Finally a thong that will actually help your feet
All the Feetures you need: A colourful way to brighten your day
Diagnostic imaging: Xray, CT, Bone Scan, MRI – Which is best?
Improve your running technique: Missed out on the April workshop?
Brisbane Marathon Festival: 2017 singlet design announced!
Twilight Bay Run: Half , 10km, 5km and 1km events – ENTER NOW!

Did you know running facts – Part 4
Eliud Kipchoge - Fastest man for 42.2km marathon distanceRecently one of the biggest records to to fall (unofficially) was the men’s marathon time. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya was part of Nike’s special event where the magical 2hr mark was the goal… yes, that is right, they were planning to run 42.2km in under 2hrs.

Unfortunately, the 2hr barrier still proves to be elusive, with Kipchoge missing the mark by just 25 seconds for a time of 2:00:25.

To put this time into perspective, Kipchoge ran an average of 17sec per 100m 4200 times without a break. His average kilometre pace for the each of the 42km was 2min50sec or 21km/hr – that is a good effort on a bicycle!

Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!

OOFOs – Finally a thong that is good for your feet!
Thongs that help your feet recover…yes you read right!
When you get back from a long run or you have been on your feet too long, it is always nice to kick off the shoes and throw on a pair of your old trusty thongs to give your feet some freedom. The problem was that our thongs never provided any support and our feet would ultimately pay the price.

Enter OOFOS – the revolutionary new thong that actually helps your feet recovery from the trials and tribulations of day to day life. Featuring a contoured and non invasive arch support, which is contoured to fit the shape of the foot. OOFOS are also light and compact enough to throw into the bag ready for you to put on and head to the coffee shop, post run.

Don’t believe us? Visit the intraining Running Centre and get your feet into a pair of OOFOS and feel the difference. Available in a wide range of colours to suit your running atire.

OOFOS - Finally a thong designed for runners

Feetures – Socks to brighten up any morning
Better fit, better feel and better run
One thing all runners quickly learn is the importance of looking after their feet. Once you have the shoes sorted, the next critical concern is socks. intraining have a wide range of Feetures socks in stock in a variety of different colours that will brighten up any early morning or late evening run.

Feetures socks are anatomically designed (left and right specific) and make use of high density cushioning to provide extra protection in high impact areas. This alone makes them super comfy, but Feetures have gone one step further and engineered a no seam toe to eliminate that common friction point.

Finally, the socks include some targeted compression to ensure no slippage and therefore a much reduced chance of blistering.

If you are looking for the right ingredients to make enhance the fit, feel and have a better run in your shoes, visit intraining Running Centre and have a look at our wide range of performance running socks that will help make your feet feel happy.

Feetures socks - available at intraining Running Centre

Diagnostic imaging – Steve Manning (podiatrist, runner & coach)
Xrays, CT Scan, Ultrasound, Bone Scan, MRI… which is best?
There are times when it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis from clinical findings alone. When this happens we need to use diagnostic imaging to identify the actual structure which is affected.

The first decision is to decide which type of imaging is best to use to differentiate the possible diagnoses.  There are many excellent types of scans with positive and negatives of their use.  The suspected injury and type of tissue involved determines the best type of imaging to use.

Radiographs: X-rays are the most common type of imaging used.
CT Scans: Similar to x-rays but can take a picture of a slice of the bone.
Ultrasound: Imaging sends a wave into the body and read the reflection.
Bone Scans: Involves injecting dye to identify stress fractures.
MRI: The best type of scan for most musculoskeletal problems.

Modern imaging techniques assist in a more accurate diagnosis of injury. The addition of imaging techniques will assist in your health professional providing advice on the right treatment plan to recover quicker from your running injury.

For more in-depth look at diagnostic imaging and when to use various scans, click here to view the full article in May’s From the Sole enews.

Diagnostic Imagine techniques - Read article by Steve Manning (podiatrist, coach and runner)

‘From the Sole’ articles are written by our intraining Running Injury Clinic podiatry, physiotherapy, dietitian , massage therapy  and coaching team.

Make an appointment to see one of our clinicians who can assist with diagnosing and treating your running related injury.


Running Form Workshop – 8 October and 3 December 2017
Want to improve your running technique?
Ever wondered why or how some people can run so fast? Just think they are freaks? The big secret to running faster starts with your running technique. Sound running technique is the foundation of continous improvement in your personal best times.

If you missed out on a place in the sell out Running Form Workshop for April, now is your time to get organised for October and December. The Running Form Workshop is a hands 60min on running specific workshop designed to help improve your running technique and efficiency.

Register now for Running Form Workshop
October or December 2017

Each workshop is conducted by podiatry and physiotherapy clinicians as well as experienced running coaches who are experts in running form and biomechanics. Through technique modification and drills, your PB and injury free running is just around the corner.

Running Form Workshop - 30 April 3017

Brisbane Marathon Festival 2017
10 weeks until race day. Have you registered yet?
Brisbane Marathon Festival 2017 - Official singlet designBrisbane is a city known for it’s user friendly ‘fitness infrastructure’ with pedestrian bridges and cycleways that encourage an active lifestyle. The beautiful Brisbane course was voted as one of the most picturesque and spectator friendly courses in Australia.

Get your hands on the 2017 Brisbane Marathon Festival event singlet. Featuring the iconic Brisbane cityscape for a truly memorable running experience.

Set your sights on completing the full or half marathon, 10km, 5km and let the kids loose in the NEW 1km Mini Marathon.

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FREE Brisbane Marathon training group at intraining Milton store - 6pm Wednesdays

Twilight Bay Run – Saturday 23 September 2017
Fireworks, fun and a little run
Fun under the stars at the Twilight Bay RunGear up and get training for the 6th annual Twilight Bay Run. Back again on a Saturday evening with the first event kicking off at 4pm.

Forget waking up early, have a sleep in and prepare yourself for the most fun you will have at night. Featuring, half marathon, 10km run/walk, 5km run/walk and 1km kids event this is one for the whole family to enjoy.

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Join in the fun at Twilight Bay Run - Saturday 23 September

Children vs adult injuries

I’m Getting Too Old for This!

childrenrunningNot a promising statistic – according to Sports Medicine Australia, up to 70% of runners suffer an injury each year. Age is a known contributor to injury risk, and significantly influences the types of injuries that runners are likely to suffer. Whilst children often seem like invincible energiser bunnies, they too can be sidelined due to injury, particularly if they’re doing high volumes of training.

In general, children will recover more quickly from injuries, and the prolonged recovery time is a common frustration for older runners. However, this does not mean that the injuries children suffer are any less damaging. In fact, if poorly treated, serious childhood injuries can significantly impact their growth and development, and taint their passion for running for months or even years to come.

Efficient and injury-free running relies on a synergy between the muscles, ligaments, tendons and ligaments. Injury commonly targets the weakest link in this chain, which differs for adults compared to children, and is influenced by other factors including running history, body composition, biomechanics and running gait.

Bone growth occurs throughout childhood and adolescence. During development the growth plate is weakened, and thus prone to injury. Children are at higher risk of such injuries for approximately 6-12 months within a 3-4 year window, with susceptibility varying depending on the bone/region in question. Growth plate injuries (Apophysitis) are more common in active children. These growth-related injuries resolve with time, but treatment should be undertaken to reduce pain and manage the injury to ensure it doesn’t cause permanent damage. Common examples of Apophysitis injuries include:

  • Sever’s Disease (Posterior Calcaneus – Achilles Tendon)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Tibial Tuberosity – Patella Tendon)
  • Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Syndrome (Patella – Patella Tendon)

Activity modification and load management are important when treating Apophysitis injuries. Treatment should also address contributing factors and biomechanical issues to assist in pain and symptom relief. For example, Sever’s can be successfully managed with many strategies including regular icing and the addition of heel lifts to all shoes to reduce strain on the Achilles tendon and posterior heel.

Article by Emily Donker. Podiatrist, coach and runner
Article by Emily Donker.
Podiatrist, coach and runner

The soft tissue structures in children are much more pliable and more resistant to injury. Therefore, muscle and tendon injuries are much less common. Young bones are also more flexible and less brittle, so they too are more resistant to injuries, and stress fractures in particular are unusual injuries for children. Fractures are not uncommon, but in most cases they result from acute trauma. As with adults, unusual injuries such as cancerous tumors and systemic conditions are not out of the question – hence it is always important to seek professional advice.

Be aware that active children are likely to suffer an injury at some point, whether it be due to training or a traumatic event. Even though their pain may be inconsistent, or their symptoms may be different to those experienced by adults, their injuries should not be ignored.

Serious injury can lead be detrimental to their long-term health and well-being, so they should be given the same treatment opportunities as adults to ensure their injuries are diagnosed and managed as efficiently as possible. A good pair of correctly fitted running shoes will certainly help avoid injury – read the article why here.

If your children are experiencing any pain or discomfort whilst running or in their day to day active lifestyles, it is time to make an appointment at intraining Running Injury Clinic to see one of our podiatrists or physiotherapists. If you have private health cover, you are able to claim on the spot with minimal out of pocket expense. Don’t ignore the problem, get it seen to sooner rather than later.

Love2Run – April17 e news

Welcome to intraining’s Love 2 Run e news April 2017

Winter is just around the corner with one third of the year complete. Now is the best time of the year to get yourself motivated and get enjoy those cool morning sunrises and evening sunsets. Mother’s Day is just two weeks away which means it is time to start thinking of ways toCouch210km - Because we all started somewhere say ‘thanks mum’.

If you are keen to start running but don’t know where to begin, the NEW 13 week Couch210km program starts on Monday 1 May. We all started somewhere, so your fitness is no barrier.

This month’s edition of Love 2 Run enews focuses brightening up your mornings, pampering mum as well as a great article on how to make pain your friend.

Whether you need advice on footwear to kickstart that motivation, looking for tips on how to improve your running or need help with a running injury, we are here 7 days a week to satisfy all your running needs.

In this this issue:
Running specific light: Lightweight, portable and bright magnetic light
Thanks mum: Rejuvinate your mum’s skin with Premax
Don’t be boring: Brighten up your wardrobe with new Predator socks
Is pain is your friend?: Make pain your friend and improve your fitness
Improve your running technique: Missed out on the April workshop?
Brisbane Marathon Festival: Entry fees increase 30 April at 11.59pm

Did you know running facts – Part 3
Joyciline Jepkosgei - WR: 1:04:52In a world where constant innovation breeds some of the fastest athletes in the world, it is inevitable that new milestones will be reached in the world of elite running.

On Saturday 1 April, Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya achieved an astonishing women’s half marathon world record time of 1.04.52 in the Prague Half Marathon. Not only was this a world record, but the Kenyan broke three other world records along the way, including 10km, 15km and 20km times.

To put this in perspective, her winning time was faster than the Gold Coast Half Marathon men’s winning time in 2014. Girl power!

Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!

Looking for a light to brighten the night?
Lightweight, bright and cheap. Sound too good to be true?
Running in poor lit conditions is a recipe for disaster with an injury waiting to happen. So why risk it? The latest product to hit the shelves at intraining Running Centre is a simple but effective magnetic clip on running light that is designed with the runner in mind.

All too often we have found that lights for runners are either; A: Bulky but bright; or B: Lightweight but as bright as a candle. The NEW lightweight and extremely powerful magnetic clip on light is a breeze to work with and does not weigh you down, making it perfect for running.

Features
– Bright light projects 200 lumens for a fantastic visibility range
– Simple magnetic clip attaches to clothing quickly and easily.
– Lightweight design with rechargeable USB.
– Flash and constant available in four settings to suit the conditions

NEW magnetic clip on light - Available at intraining Running Centre

At intraining Running Centre, we have a range of lighting accessories to suit your running needs as the days grow shorter. From clip on lights to headlamps, we have everything you need to stay safe out there.

Mother’s Day gift idea
Give you mum silky smooth skin this Mother’s Day
Rejuvinate your mum this Mother's Day at intraining Running CentreIt is time to rejuvinate your mum’s skin with Premax’s range of massage creams. Say thanks to mum and give her skin a refreshing cream that will leave your mum’s skin feeling moisturised, rejuvinated and clean.

We absolutely love the Premax Arnica blend. Featuring high quality ingredients, including beeswax, aloe vera, vitamin E, olive oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, ginger and arnica montana.

The benefits of arnica, ginger, and olive oil are well known, and the shea and cocoa butters give the cream a smooth and creamy texture. Aloe vera and vitamin E helps the skin maintain its condition for that smooth and supply feel. Premax Arnica is long lasting, wipes off easily and won’t leave residue.

Drop by the intraining Running Centre for your Mother’s Day gifts and say thanks mum.

Colourful, cushioned and creative socks from Lightfeet
Spice up your running wardrobe with the new Predator socks
New Predator range of performance running socksBring some colour back to your running wardrobe with the latest addition to the Lightfeet lineup with the new Predator range of socks.

The new Predator sock improves on the already popular Evolution sock featuring maximum comfort and protection. Coolmax® and X-Static® yarns provide enhanced performance by keeping your feet cool, dry and fresh. Anatomically shaped, the socks are contoured for left and right specific fit – to improve support and protect high impact areas on the foot.

• COOLMAX® – Moisture management and temperature control
• X-STATIC® – Anti-odour and Anti-Fungal protection
• Ultra-lightweight – Engineered for maximum performance
• Mesh upper to enhance airflow and breathability
• Anatomical design for left and right fit
• Designed by Australian Sports Podiatrists
• Made in Australia

At intraining Running Centre, we have one of the largest ranges available of high performance running socks available. Whether you prefer extra cushioning, barely there or even toe socks we have a solution for you. Ask our friendly staff which will suit your running needs.

Pain is your friend – Steve Manning (podiatrist & running coach)
Struggle to push through difficult sessions?
You should not be trying to ignore pain but instead should be embracing it. Pain tells you when you are pushing enough and when you are pushing too hard. Pain is the leveler. It is your companion on a run and after a hard effort. Pain keeps you on track to achieve your goals and lets you know when they are unrealistic. Pain is not your enemy but is your friend.

When people first start running every step is an effort that requires focus to keep running with the pain. After a few weeks of regular running, suddenly they find it no longer hurts to run and the absence of pain lets them know their running has moved to a new level. It gives them the confidence that better times are ahead.

When you are running hard in a speed session or race, the level of pain you are experiencing… click here to view the full article in April’s From the Sole enews.

Pain is your friend - Read article by Steve Manning (podiatrist, coach and runner)

‘From the Sole’ articles are written by our intraining Running Injury Clinic podiatry, physiotherapy, dietitian , massage therapy  and coaching team.

Make an appointment to see one of our clinicians who can assist with diagnosing and treating your running related injury.


Running Form Workshop – 8 October and 3 December 2017
Want to improve your running technique?
Ever wondered why or how some people can run so fast? Just think they are freaks? The big secret to running faster starts with your running technique. Sound running technique is the foundation of continous improvement in your personal best times.

If you missed out on a place in the sell out Running Form Workshop for April, now is your time to get organised for October and December. The Running Form Workshop is a hands 60min on running specific workshop designed to help improve your running technique and efficiency.

Register now for Running Form Workshop
October or December 2017

Each workshop is conducted by podiatry and physiotherapy clinicians as well as experienced running coaches who are experts in running form and biomechanics. Through technique modification and drills, your PB and injury free running is just around the corner.

Running Form Workshop - 30 April 3017

Brisbane Marathon Festival 2017
Online entry fees increase 11.59pm on Sunday 30 April
Brisbane is a city known for it’s user friendly ‘fitness infrastructure’ with pedestrian bridges and cycleways that encourage an active lifestyle. The beautiful Brisbane course was voted as one of the most picturesque and spectator friendly courses in Australia.

A flatter, faster and more scenic course is coming in 2017. Set your sights on completing the full or half marathon, 10km, 5km and let the kids loose in the NEW 1km Mini Marathon.

Online entry fees increase on Sunday 30 April at 11.59pm AEST. Be sure to get your entry in before the price rise.

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Brisbane Marathon Festival - A scenic course with exciting new changes

Love2Run – March17 e news

intraining’s monthly Love 2 Run e-News – March 2017
Training is racing is well under way as the Twilight Running Festival set things in motion for the 2017 running season two weeks ago. The mornings are darker, cooler and it is time to shift gear in your thinking during the Autumn running season.

This month’s edition of Love 2 Run enews focuses on your clothing selection, being visible as the days grow shorter as well as ankle injury treatment, avoidance and rehabilitation.

Whether you need advice on footwear to kickstart that motivation, looking for tips on how to improve your running or need help with a running injury, we are here 7 days a week to satisfy all your running needs.

In this this issue:
Safety & style: Technology breakthrough improves visibility in the dark
Don’t be a dork: Seamless transition from your run to the coffee shop
Ankle sprain holding you back?: What you need to know about sprains
Running Form Workshop 30 April: Toe runner, heel runner or no idea?
Brisbane Marathon Festival: Bigger & better in 2017… Tick the box

Did you know running facts – Part 2
Ed Whitlock - Aged 80 Toronto Waterfront MarathonFollowing on from our January newsletter, it is with great sadness that the man with the seemlingly endless fountain of running youth, Ed Whitlock, passed away on 13 March 2017 from prostate cancer, aged 86.

Ed Whitlock was an English-born Canadian long-distance runner, and the first person over 70 years old to run a marathon in less than three hours with an over 70 PB time of 2:54:48. Not to mention running a marathon in 3:15:54 at the age of 80. Ed has a range of  records for his age most of which are quite simply, impossible to believe. Check them out here.

Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!

Asics technical apparel ensures you are seen
Safety and style first…a bright decision to make
As the days continue to shortern and we are more often than not faced with running in low light conditions, it is time to start thinking about how well you are seen out running. When it comes to safety, we are all for high visibility clothing and we have a range available in store.

Image for fit purpose only. Colours may varyWhilst HI-VIS fluoro coloured clothing provide fantastic safety features, there are some of us who prefer something a little more subtle. Enter Asics’ latest range of Lite-Show apparel and footwear.

The new range of Lite-Show apparel introduced by Asics features a new technology where reflective fibres are woven directly into the fabric and bounce light back directly to it’s source.

Standard reflective clothing and Asics Lite-Show
– Lite-Show does not wear out and is permanent part of the thread.
– Lite-Show features 360 degree reflectivity.
– Increased surface area of visibility, ensuring you are seen by others.

If you are keen to increase your visibility and looking for an alternative to the fluoro hi-vis running gear to be seen, the new Asics Lite-Show range is a bright decision to make.

At intraining Running Centre, we have a range of technical running apparel for Autumn and Winter seasons that will help increase your visibility out on the road.

Asics Lite-Show technology - Available at intraining Running Centre

NEW Adidas Eyewear – Wildcharge
Seamless transition from your run to the coffee shop
When you think of running glasses or most ‘sport specific’ eyewear, one word often springs to mind if you are not out exercising, dorky. Whilst these glasses look the goods when you are pumping out the km’s, when it comes to that all important coffee shop refuel, it is time to put them away.

Worry no more, the latest rendition of function meets form comes from Adidas Eyewear’s latest Wildcharge range of sunglasses. Allowing a seamless transition from training to the cafe. Enjoy the freedom of looking good both on and off the track without second guessing yourself after catching a glimpse of yourself in the reflection of the windows at your local.

Featuring adjustable nose pads to fit even the smallest of faces, ribbed ear temples that ensure non slip comfort and is available in a range of colours to suit your every mood.

Drop by the intraining Running Centre and blur the lines between your your sport and social lifestyle.

Adidas Wildcharge - Blur the lines between sport and social

Ankle Sprains – Doug James (physiotherapist and podiatrist)
Overcoming ankle sprain injuries – The how to…
Click here to learn more about ankle sprainsAnkle sprains are a common running injury that can result in minor short term impairment through to severe pain and chronic instability. Ankle sprain injuries can arise from seemingly innocuous event, such as stepping on a slightly uneven surface or stone, through to more predictable occurrences eg slipping during an evening trail run in wet conditions.

The ankle is most commonly sprained in an inverted position – this is where the lateral (outside) part of the foot tilts downwards and the force of your bodyweight and momentum causes one or more of the ligaments on the outside ankle bone to stretch.

Ankle sprain injuries are typically assigned a grading from 1 to 3 based on the degree of damage to the ligaments. If you are interested in finding out more about ankle sprain treatment, rehab and other information, click here to view the full article in March’s From the Sole enews.

‘From the Sole’ articles are written by our intraining Running Injury Clinic podiatry, physiotherapy, dietitian , massage therapy  and coaching team.

Make an appointment to see one of our clinicians who can assist with diagnosing and treating your running related injury.


Running Form Workshop – 30 April 2017
Toe, forefoot, midfoot, heel striker… not sure how you run?
If you missed out on a place in the Form Workshop previously, now is your time to get organised. The Running Form Workshop is a hands 60min on running specific workshop designed to help improve your running form and efficiency.

Register now for Running Form Workshop
30 April 2017

Ever wondered why or how some people can run so fast? Just think they are freaks? The big secret to running faster starts with your running form. Without sound running form, your capacity to improve will be minimised, no matter how much running you do. The April workshop will provide participants with a hands on experience, with detailed and demonstrated drills to help improve your running form.

All running drills are conducted under the supervision of podiatry, physiotherapy clinicians as well as experienced running coaches who are experts in form and biomechanics.

Click here to find out more

Running Form Workshop - 30 April 3017

Brisbane Marathon Festival 2017
Tick the box in the 26th edition Brisbane Marathon in August
We are excited once again to present the 26th annual Brisbane Marathon Festival on 6 August 2017. This year we are excited to introduce a new course which will take participants on a tour of Brisbane.

A flatter, faster and more scenic course is coming in 2017. Set your sights on completing the full or half marathon, 10km, 5km and let the kids loose in the 2.2km Mini Marathon.

Online entries are not far away. Register your interest online and get ready to tick the box on 6 August.

Click here to register your interest

Brisbane Marathon Festival - A scenic course with exciting new changes