|intraining’s monthly Love 2 Run e-News – March 2016
|Running season is here and it is time to start thinking about how you will prepare for upcoming events. Ask yourself a few questions, how old are your running shoes? Have you planned which events you would like to do? Do you have an injury that just won’t leave you alone? Get your running season off to a good start and make sure you are ready to go. Drop by and we can help you with footwear and injury advice through to which events are a must do this season!
In this this issue:
Did you know running facts – Part 23
Although not on a course that is certified just yet, Japanese elite marathon runner, Yuki Kawauchi who is known for his unconventional approach to running long distances, crushed the 1hr24 mark and ran 1:06:42. That is averaging 3:10/km or 18.96km/hr!
Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!
Why do you need to ‘Feeture’ your feet?
At the top of our list for 2016 are the new Feetures range of technical running socks. Anatomically designed and seam free, your feet will soon realise how beneficial this is. Feetures socks follow the contours of your foot ensuring a fit akin to a second skin. A reinforced toe box ensures you will enjoy a long and hole free running experience.
Feetures are available three different weights, with ultra light, light and max cushion versions as well as a range of funky and fun colours that will brighten your mood even during the early hours of the morning.
Drop by intraining and select the colour that matches your eyes, clothes or just your mood of the day and Feeture your feet in your next run.
Looking for a new Garmin running watch?
Garmin have been the market leader of GPS running watches for a few years now and with the advent of the Forerunner 630, 230 and 235 there is everything you could want in a watch. The question is how do you choose which is best for you?
Forerunner 230: Boasts all the key features of the 630 without virtual pacer function. This includes recovery estimator, running cadence, heart rate and more.
Forerunner 235: Ideal for the runner who is tired of wearing a heart rate monitor on the chest but still wants all the features of the 230. The new 235 has built in heart rate measurement all on the wrist.
Confused or need some more advice? Ask one of our staff in store, we have more knowledge on running watches than an encyclopedia and can help you make the right choice.
Do’s & don’ts of post race recovery – by Steve Manning (coach)
A common misconception of some runners is to take time off completely as a ‘reward’ for putting in the effort. This can lead to muscles and tendons stiffening and ultimately upon return lead to injury. On the other hand some runners who have had a great race feel motivated and train too hard too soon without adequate recovery. Then there is the flipside after a poor result. Many will choose train hard immediately after an event in the search for improvement.
Whatever your result after your event, make sure you give yourself some time to recover. Active recovery is great and will enable your body to recover without stopping altogether.
Summary of post race recovery tips
– Minimum 1 week recovery for every 10km run
Click here to read more about recovery, injury and more From the Sole
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 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