Training Tips for Veteran and Master Runners.

The prognosis doesn’t look good. For an ageing runner, PB might as well stand for ‘premature baldness’ as much as ‘personal best.’ With every passing birthday, be prepared for a decline in speed, flexibility, strength, stride-length, power, energy and, perhaps not surprisingly, motivation. You are also likely to suffer more injuries and take longer to
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The basics of stretching

Stretches every runner should do. A little soreness after a run is inevitable, but you can minimise the “morning after” effect by walking for a few minutes and stretching after your run. In addition to improving flexibility, stretching flushes the muscles with blood and oxygen, which promotes recovery. At the very least, focus on these
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OMTOM NUTRITIONAL TIPS

Prone to stitches and cramps? Make sure that you follow these nutritional tips to minimise the risk: Make sure that you are adequately fuelled and hydrated before and during the race. Ensure that you allow 2-3 hours between your pre-exercise meal and the start of the race. Consume small amounts of fluid at every (or
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Hill Training Tips

by Nick Bester Some important factors about hill training. Incorporate long hill interval work at 80% of your max heart rate early in your base period for 6 weeks (early season) Start incorporating short speed sessions when sharpening up for a race. Any speed session done on a flat surface is demanding on the ligaments
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