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20 Rules of Kenyan Running

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 in Articles, Featured, Running, Training

We all know that some of the best runners in the world are Kenyans. The 20 rules of Kenyan running are outlined below and are divided into two categories, principles which you should follow in your own training, as well as a couple of factors which are very difficult for you to control.

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Running and Sleeping

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 in Articles, Health, Running, Training

How many times have we given up sleep just so we can go for a run. It’s hard, between work, studies, family and other commitments, there just isn’t enough hours in the day to do everything. Sleep usually ends up being the one suffering. We all know that not having enough sleep will affect our running performance, but did you know that even slight sleep deprivation can have effects on your running?

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10 Marathon Tapering Things to Avoid

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 in Articles, Running, Training

With the Gold Coast Marathon just 2 weeks away, it’s time to start tapering!
Every marathoner wants to tell you all the things to do during your marathon taper. Are you ready to hear what you shouldn’t do?

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Oxfam Trailwalker 2009

Posted on Apr 21, 2009 in Articles

This year, we have a member from Wollongong Fitness taking part in the Oxfam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalker is the world’s greatest team challenge. And it’s also one of the toughest. The challenge is to get a team of four across 100km of Australian bush in less than 48 hours – and to raise at least $1,000 to help to overcome poverty and suffering around the world.

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US Army Fitness Test

Posted on Apr 18, 2009 in Articles

Are you fit enough to join the US Army? Why not take the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT).

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5 types of exercises for training for a marathon

Posted on Apr 8, 2009 in Articles, Running

Training for an upcoming half-marathon or marathon event. Be it the Upcoming Sydney Half Marathon, Gold Coast Marathon, the Sydney Sun Herald Marathon, the Melbourne Marathon or any other events; there are 5 types of exercises you should include in your training program.

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Exercise Hydration

Posted on Apr 4, 2009 in Articles

The human body is primarily composed of water and keeping yourself hydrated through out the day is one of the most important and basic things you need to remember to stay healthy and fit. There are a lot of reasons why one needs to maintain a well hydrated body. Most of the bodily functions require liquid to work properly.

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Half Marathon Motivation

Posted on Mar 30, 2009 in Articles, Training

The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon is only weeks away!

In order to train for a half marathon, it is essential to stay motivated the moment you decide to start training for a race, during the training and during the race itself. A few tips on staying motivated are discussed below.

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9 Running Stretches to Help Run Faster

Posted on Mar 23, 2009 in Articles

Stretching is a very important thing to do before you go on a run. Other things are just as important, like the right pair of running shoes, good form, and a good warm-up run. When we used to meet up for practice at 6AM during the summer, before we started our workout on the trail, we would start everything out with a good-paced warm-up lap, which consisted of a perimeter around our baseball fields behind the gym. The warm-up run was not meant to be so fast that it affected our actual run, but fast enough to start to break a sweat and warm enough to loosen our muscles and relieve any tension, which is what you really want to do.

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Muscles To Stretch For Runners

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 in Articles

There is some controversy as to when the best time to stretch is. Some people believe that it is good to stretch before a run and after...

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