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Buying your first pair of running shoes

Buying shoesWhen buying your first pair of running shoes, you will have to select the shoe which is best suited to you. Without us complicating the matter there will be a few factors you will need to look at before plunging further into the world of the runner/jogger. The factors you need to look at regarding […]

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Warm up routine – gently does it

Warm up Gently

Warm up routine – gently does it A good warm up is essential in training and racing. Now is your opportunity to learn how to warm up correctly, as well as your chance to understand “that those strange people were never trying to push the wall down after all.” Warming up correctly The reason behind […]

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Three rules for the new runner

Three rules for the new runner

I know you’re brimming with enthusiasm about your new running career. You probably can’t wait to start seeing the results, to start pushing your limits for maximum improvement in the minimum time. My advice to you is to “be patient”. Your body needs time to adapt to this new activity you’re asking of it. It […]

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How to start running with 10 easy steps

10 Easy Steps

This article is provided by Cynthia Hayward, Time-to-Run contributor, assisting beginners in making their introduction to running more pleasant and safe.   1. Invest in a good pair of running shoes. You don’t have to buy the top of the range, which could set you back several hundred rands. However, it’s important to ensure that […]

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Prepare for your first 10 kilometer event

Prepare for your first 10 kilometer event

In preparing for your first 8K we mentioned the necessity of preparing correctly for your first 10K. This preparation towards a 10K needs to equip you to run at a pace for a distance which will be 1Hr or longer. 6 minutes per kilometer will give you 1Hr for 10k. This should be the aim […]

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Prepare for your first 5 kilometre event

Prepare for 5kmWell done. You have made it. You have progressed through the beginners program | thebeginning + week 3 and on | and now you are ready to take a step up to that next level. You are totally honest with yourself and you are able to jog 30 minutes without stopping? You can do that, […]

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Same time next year by Dizzy Daisy

Dizz DaisyA lighthearted look at running from a different perspective My Life Fitness Here I was starting out on the road to personal discovery and had moved towards the realms of improving my life fitness. I had done all the low fat cooking, the low fat diet and had skirted towards trying the low carb diet, […]

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Prepare for your first 8 kilometre event

We will now provide a training program which will take you towards your first 8 kilometre event. This training will also equip you to complete a 10K. However, we advise that you first participate in a 5 miler or 8K event. This is a precaution and should be listened to. The 10K distance is considered […]

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Getting started – the Beginning

Okay, so you new to the game. Lets start from the beginning. There is no rush and there is no pressure, we will guide you from your first steps to your first paced run. Be it a run on your own or an organised event, such as a 5km. Firstly, if you have not had […]

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Absolute beginners and beginners : week 3 and on

OK, you’ve made it to the start of week 3, not much should change now. In the next 2 weeks you are going to increase your training slightly and you are going to assess what you have done the last 2 weeks. You will need to ask yourself the questions: Have you warmed up correctly? […]

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