Start Running Right with These Tips

One of the most common questions from those considering running and those new to running is “what tips do you have for those just getting started?” I have been running since 1990 when I started training to join the British Army, although the Army showed me how much I had to learn! Although the Army… Read More

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How To Condition Your Body For Running

Introduction Most of the runners concentrate on covering more distance. The problem with this philosophy is that if you do so, you will struggle to go beyond a certain point. There will be the physical limitations of your body. You will not be able to cover more distance after a certain threshold. The best solution… Read More

How to Become a Runner – and Stick to It

Introduction Have you ever attempted to become a runner but find yourself slacking and breaking routine too often, only to never make much progress? Do you wish that you could be a real runner? Below are several great tips that will not only help you become a serious runner, but also help you stick with it –… Read More

Four Exercises That Might be Making Your Knee Pain Worse (& What to do Instead)

Even if you love boot camp fitness classes, your knees might have a different opinion. While boot camp classes are great for getting your heart rate up, building strength, and burning calories, they also are often comprised of exercises that, when done incorrectly, are not great for your knees. Listed below are four highly common… Read More

Memories of My First Competitive Run

On my daily morning walk yesterday my thoughts turned to my first competitive road run, reminiscing on a run I did in 1995. It was a 10-mile road race organised by HMS Sultan, a Royal Navy base located on the South coast of England. It was a largely flat route with some slopes. I used… Read More

Four Tips for Working Out Safely with High Arches

Are you part of the 20 percent of people who have high arches? Do you notice a lot of foot or ankle pain when you are exercising – and especially when you are doing intense, boot camp-style workouts? High arches increase your risk of developing a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including plantar fasciitis,… Read More