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Winter running tips?

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Comment by Mikey Quark on October 26, 2014 at 9:25am

Heading for winter up here in the northern hemisphere. Time to gain some spring speed with some winter squats!!!!

Comment by FruitNut on August 8, 2014 at 12:37pm

Thanks so much! I'll definitely try it! 

Comment by Watzzupsport on August 8, 2014 at 11:40am

Hey FruitNut,

 I have used water running before to help, not the best solution but it did help, you just cant expect to have the same muscle condition as the load bearing running would do.

Regards Russell 

Comment by FruitNut on August 8, 2014 at 11:13am

hey guys! I currently have a broken foot, it should be healed in a week or two. Does anyone have any tips on getting back to distance running without re-injuring oneself? I am signed up for a half marathon in November so I was hoping to get back to things fairly quickly. Thanks!

Comment by Markus Forest on June 4, 2014 at 6:34pm
Comment by Watzzupsport on May 22, 2014 at 9:25am

Hey Patrick,

 Have a look at the walk run walk method by Jeff Galloway it has a few good ideas on getting to a marathon finish without killing yourself.

Regards Russell

Comment by Sun~Rose on May 4, 2014 at 2:35am

p.s. And I'm not a great runner either. Just consistent and determined!

That's the most important, I think: consistency and determination. (And I'm big on asking God for help!)

Comment by Sun~Rose on May 4, 2014 at 2:33am

Patrick, in my experience (2 marathons) the first time I had a knee that kept giving out, so Istopped running the 4 miles a day I was doing and then just ran the marathon.  I had pain the first five miles, then it disappeared, never to return (nor did I fall any more from the knee giving out) ever again.

Second time 4 miles a day.  You're going to love it!  I really related to the couple in Australia running a marathon a day.  It's better than being in love!

Comment by Lewis Ⓥ on May 4, 2014 at 12:37am

anyone in NZ???

Comment by James bananaman Bailey on May 1, 2014 at 8:48pm

@Bekah - Merrell M-Connect, Invo8, Vivobarefoot Breatho/Trail Freak, New Balance Minimus 00mm Trail.  

@Patrick - EASY dude! :)  (www.nomeatathlete.com has some really great running programs and blog)  

Standard rule is increase distance by 10% each week, using the forth week as a rest week, by returning distance to that of the first, (the 5th week I'd repeat the same distance as the 3rd). If at any point you feel overly fatigued just add in a rest week there and then, then up the milage every two weeks instead of every week, and take it from there.  Upping the distance like this will also show up the issues with your running form. Learn good form...and get a foam roller! :)

 

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