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11 symptoms of overtraining when running: How to overcome running fatigue

When your body is put under too much stress, or when you don’t allow enough time to recover between runs, it can start to show signs of fatigue.  Tiredness and fatigue can lead to reduced performance in the long term. So how do you spot the symptoms of overtraining when running? Are there any symptoms? …

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6 tips for successfully running with a chronic illness

Chronic illnesses like diabetes, Crohn’s disease and asthma can have a huge impact on your life, but your diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to turn in your running shoes for good. There are many ways to keep successfully running with a chronic illness.  In 2018, I was diagnosed with endometriosis – a chronic illness that …

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Top 6 female running and fitness bloggers to follow in 2021

There are so many inspiring female running and fitness bloggers out there that I thought it was about time I wrote a post to share my love for them. The Guardian newspaper recently reported that women are behind the huge increase in running and cycling in 2020. This is fantastic news for all the women …

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How to recover after a bad run: 8 ways to bounce back

Despite all the training, every run is not going to be an amazing experience. Beginner and advanced runners alike know what a bad run feels like, but there are ways to bounce back and recover after a bad run.  After days, months and weeks of training, you may feel frustrated and even disheartened to find …

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The 9 best running challenges for your strongest year of running

Running challenges have become very popular over the last few years. There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people, including runners. So if you’re missing running events, then try some of these best running challenges and start 2021 in the best way possible. A running challenge can be …

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Self-confidence and athletic performance: The one tip that professional athletes swear by

Self-confidence and athletic performance are intrinsically linked. You may feel your confidence comes and goes like the wind. One week you feel on top of the world, the next you struggle to even get out of the door. You’re not alone when it comes to self-confidence and athletic performance. Even elite and professional athletes have …

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What is plogging? 5 essential things you need to know about this latest fitness craze

Plogging is relatively new to the running and fitness community. But, what is plogging? Why should you try it? Here are the key things you need to know about this latest fitness craze. Over the last few years there has been a greater drive to fight plastic pollution. According to Our World in Data, over …

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How to run strides: Run faster and improve your form

You may have come across the term ‘strides’ in your training plan. Unless you’ve done these before, you may be wondering how to run strides as part of your run.  Improving your speed, like improving your strength, is key to running stronger for longer. And strides are a great way to gently introduce yourself to …

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