|Although the official running season in Queensland is complete for 2016, it doesn’t mean your running should take a back seat. The summer months, whilst warm are a great time to get out and enjoy a couple more parkrun’s, work on fine tuning your running form or even set some summertime goals like attempting a trail run or two. This months edition of Love2Run focuses on injury management, setting goals for 2017 and a getting yourself organised for Christmas.
In this this issue:
– Christmas Gift Ideas: Take the stress out of buying Christmas gifts
– WIN $1030 Suunto watch: Spend over $300 in one transaction & WIN
– Pain in the calf?: Learn when to stop running with a calf injury
– Used your private health?: Make an appointment before 31 December
– Running Form Workshop: Last chance to register for the workshop
– Twilight Running Festival: Lace up… Twilight is on 19th March 2017
Did you know running facts – Part 30
The longest distance ever run in a year was 27,011km. French Ultra marathon runner Serge Girard covered the distance in 365 days at the age of 57 between 2009 and 2010 without missing a day of running. How is that for love of running!
Based on the distance covered, Serge would have worn through a pair of shoes weekly for an entire year!
Whilst we don’t recommend running an average of 74km per day, running just three times per week for just 20mins a session has been shown to increase bone density and prevent heart disease.
Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!
Take the stress out of Christmas gift giving in 2016
The gift catalogue for that runner in your life
It is no secret that buying a gift for someone involves a lot of thought and walking around deliberating, so much so, you almost need to buy a pair shoes dedicated to the gift hunt.
We have taken the stress and hassle out of your Christmas shopping this year and have put together our top Christmas Gift Ideas catalogue for 2016.
From compression socks and GPS watches through to the Secret Santa suprises. We have a solution for every budget with a huge range of gifts any running enthusiast will love. Take a look at the intraining Christmas Gift Ideas catalogue for 2016.
Need some sustainance for the shopping ahead? Check out the ‘Fruity Christmas Coconut Truffle’ recipe provided by intraining dietitian Liz Lovering.
WIN yourself a $1030 Suunto Spartan Ultra GPS watch
Spend over $300 and you could WIN
Christmas has come early with intraining Running Centre and Suunto. For the month of November until 20 December we have the ultimate Christmas gift up for grabs; Suunto Spartan Ultra Titanium GPS watch worth over $1000. Simply spend over $300 in a single transaction at the intraining Running Centre and you go in the draw to WIN the $1030 watch.
The winner will be drawn on Tuesday 20th December, where one lucky winner will take home the best Christmas present ever from the team at intraining Running Centre.
intraining Christmas Suunto Super Specials
Ambit 3 Sport – Current price: $449.95 NOW $315.00*
Ambit 3 Run – $349.95 NOW $245.00*
Spartan Sport – $779.95 NOW $700.00*
Spartan Ultra – $929.95 NOW $840.00*
Spartan Ultra Titanium – $1029.95 NOW $925.00*
Ambit 3 Peak – $549.95 NOW $495.00*
*Save even more with up to $100 more off with Suunto cash back
Calf strengthening and injuries – by Margot Manning (podiatrist)
Injured calf? When should you stop running?
The calf muscle is one of the most common site of injury experienced by runners. Calf injuries are often made worse when the initial symptoms are sometimes not severe enough to stop running. Stopping immediately is the key to faster recovery and a less significant injury.
Vague symptoms are harder to determine whether to stop during a run or even to start a run. However, there are a few simple rules you can follow to help make the decision.
- If the muscle gradually tightens and becomes worse as the run continues…STOP.
- If the muscle tightens quickly or ‘grabs’ and does not relax shortly after…STOP.
- If there is pain, an ache or constant niggling sensations during the day following the above symptoms, have a few days rest from running…DON’T START.
- If you are uncertain and just ‘have to run’, stay close to home, do small laps and run on your own knowing that if the above symptoms persist or increase, you can STOP.
Learn more about calf injuries from our podiatry and physiotherapy team, including when you can return to running as well as three key exercises you can perform to prevent and even recover after injury. Click here to view the full article in November’s From the Sole newsletter, by dietitian, Liz Lovering and get yourself hydrated this summer.
‘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.
Private health fund rebates end 31 December
Don’t wait until it is too late – get in before your rebates end
Time is running out to take advantage of your Private Health Fund privileges for 2016. Remember, your personal benefits don’t roll over into 2017 – so get organised and make the most of it before 1 January!
If you are looking to get an injury assessed, need replacement orthotics or simply want to book in to consult one of our podiatrists, physiotherapist or dietitian, make sure you book in before 31 December.
At intraining Running Injury Clinic we offer on the spot claims to most major private health fund providers with the HICAPS system.
Appointments can be made online or by phone on 07 3367 3088. Ensure you organise your appointment time early to avoid missing out.
Running Form Workshop – 3 December 2016
Improve strength, coordination and running speed
With just over one week until the December Running Form Workshop, it is now or never to make the decision to sign up.
Sign up today for the
Running Form Workshop
3rd December 2016
Who is this for?
This workshop is ideal for runners who have participated in a previous running form workshop. The session will have an emphasis on improving technique through running drills and feedback. Under the guidance of the intraining physiotherapy, podiatry and coaching team, this session will fine tune running skills and drills learned previously and give you a plan of attack to work on throughout the summer.
When: Saturday 3 December
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Dress: Running clothing and footwear
Cost: $30 or ($25 for intraining club members)
If you are a beginner runner or can’t attend the December workshop, the three part Form Workshop in February 2017 will provide a greater emphasis on how to perform drills and develop these skills over three hands-on sessions.
Click here for more information
Twilight Running Festival 2017
Lace up those shoes… Twilight is coming…
Lace up those shoes and get ready for the 9th annual Twilight Running Festival which will be held on 19th March 2017.
We are excited to announce more freedom, more fun and more friends in 2017 with cheaper entry fees so you can make the start line. Whether you are new to Twilight or back for your 9th. Come along and join in the biggest Twilight Run event in Australia.
2017 Super Early Bird Entry Fees
Half Marathon: $70.00
10km Run/Walk: $45.00
5km Run/Walk: $35.00
1km Active Kids Run: $20.00
This is a running event you do not want to miss. Run under the moon and stars in 2017. Online entries are coming soon…
Register your interest online
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