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New Year Training Tips

New Year, New You! Wholesale changes are probably not what's required, but a little more activity can help improve your physical and mental well-being this year. We've compiled some simple, but effective tips help get you started on the right foot .... or left foot, which ever works best!

This first week in January 2019 is all about starting our New Year’s Resolutions! Running is an accessible and pocket savvy way to get into shape, improve your fitness, get outside and improve mindfulness. Here are a few training tips from our Podiatrists to novice runners!

Take it Easy
It is important as a new runner to build mileage and intensity gradually. We recommend walk/run intervals. The walking portion gives you time to recover while still covering the mileage. As time goes on you can start making the running intervals longer until you no longer feel the need to walk.

Rest Days are Training Days too
Rest days give the body time to adapt to new demands on the cardiovascular system and the muscles, tendons, ligaments. It also gives you a chance to stretch out, foam roll and reflect on any niggles or soreness you have from your run.

Include Strength Training
Strength and conditioning is important for all runners as it allows the body to tolerate a higher intensity and training load. It is key for injury prevention because it strengthens connective tissues to cope with the high impact forces.

Plan your training
Set small achievable goals to keep you motivated in the new year. By planning your training, you can ensure a gradual improvement. Either a 5k, charity run, or park run can be the perfect goal to set.

Join a running club
A running club is the perfect way to commit to running regularly. Most clubs have running groups for different levels, including beginners.

If you do experience any niggles or persistent running pain, we are available for assessment and treatment of injuries! 
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