What we have been asked about this week/Training specific suggestions
To be good at running it helps to have a strong body. But what does strong mean? Over the next few weeks we’ll focus on each leg muscle individually, to explain why it’s important to have strength in it, and what exercises you can do to get that strength. But firstly check out this article about Why All Runners Should Strength Train. – READ HERE
Common injuries that can be prevented if you know how
The first muscle group we’re going to focus on is the Quadriceps, the muscles at the front of your thigh. Strong quadriceps will stabilise your knee, as well as helping to absorb the impact as you land each step. They’re not prone to injury themselves but if weak can lead to injuries such as Runner’s Knee. Here’s a bit more information about them. – READ HERE
Nutritional tips or yummy recipes
Unsure if you’re getting enough protein in your diet? Considering protein shakes, or already use them? We believe that you should be able to fulfil your daily protein requirements through a varied diet without the need for supplements, but for those still who want an extra boost, read The Truth About Protein Shakes. – READ HERE
Most interesting blog/article we’ve read in the past week
Next in the series about exercise and your brain…What Does Running Do To Your Brain? – READ HERE
RunThrough 6 Month Season Pass – plenty more races to enjoy in the second half of the year, why not get involved!
Wimbledon – 2-15 July. Start’s today…enjoy!
RunThrough Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k & 10k – Join us on Sunday 8th July. Enter here.
Athletics World Cup – 14th-15th July @ The London Stadium, Hackney Wick. More info here.
And don’t forget to head down to Clapham Common tonight for our intervals (7pm start). If you’re running late drop Clare a text on 07974777553 and let us know, and you can meet us at the bandstand. (Address: Outside the the Windmill Pub. Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DE).