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17 things you need to know before returning to running

Taking a break from running, whether it’s due to a busy schedule, injury, or you simply losing the motivation to run, returning to running can be a real confidence killer. There have been many times when I’ve had to take a break from running. The thought of starting all over again can be daunting.  You …

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Running 20 minutes a day: Benefits + how to start

Running 20 minutes a day is seen as an achievable goal for many people. A daily 20-minute run can be transformative. It’s also an enjoyable and sustainable way to become more active and get outdoors more. We all know that running has many physical and mental benefits, but what about running 20 minutes a day? …

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New year, new you: Try this 28-day beginner running challenge

Beat the post-Christmas blues with this beginner running challenge. This challenge is designed for beginners who are new to running or looking to kickstart their fitness journey in the new year. It’s also great for anyone returning to running after a break. Various studies have proven the benefits of running for your physical and mental …

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Mastering mile one: 10 tips to conquer the first mile of a run

Running is a transformative experience, but for many beginners, conquering the first mile of a run can be daunting. The initial stretch sets the tone for your entire run, influencing your mindset and energy levels.  However, the first mile can be full of challenges – including first mile jitters and fatigue. By incorporating these practical …

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The magic of the easy run: Why they are crucial for stronger and happier running

Easy runs are the foundation of a successful and sustainable training routine. They are often overlooked though as a form of training – after all they are not as exciting as speed training workouts and are less “brag-worthy” than long runs. In this guide we’ll explain why easy runs can have a profound impact on …

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Mental resilience when running: 10 practical tips

Embarking on a running journey is not just about your physical capabilities – it’s a mental challenge as well. When I started training for my first half marathon, I quickly found that mental resilience when running and was a crucial aspect of my training. It’s true when you first start running, you convince yourself that …

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The power of a running community: How to find your tribe

Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or just getting started on your running journey, finding your running tribe can elevate your experience in ways you never imagined. Running isn’t just about putting one foot in front of the other – a good running community is just as important as a good pair of running shoes. From …

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Essential running gear for women: Must-haves and nice-to-haves

If you’re looking to begin your running journey, then you may be wondering what gear and equipment you need to get started. In this guide we’ll look at the must-have running gear for women. The gear in this list is a combination of: Of course, you don’t need every piece of gear on this list, …

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Training for a half marathon? Here are 15 tips to make training easier

Training for a half marathon as a beginner is an empowering and rewarding journey. It’s also an exciting challenge and with the right training and mindset, you can conquer this milestone! In this guide I’ll share 15 tips you need to know for half marathon training. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your …

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