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Free 10km running training program

The goal of this 12-week training plan is to get you training and running a 10km race, and most importantly - injury free!  We’ll start with the walk/run method which teaches your body to adapt to running longer distances.  This will allow your muscles to recover which will help to avoid any injuries.   

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Recover like a Pro

Muscle soreness, sometimes accompanied by a fever, is the reason many newbies give up fitness. At the other extreme are the masochists of the sports world who love the pain. For these people, a workout is not good if it’s not followed by pain. It is possible to exercise without pain and inflammation, but expect to advance in strength and endurance or lose weight at a slow rate. This is much better than no progress at all, but if you are able, push yourself to work harder at the gym, and manage recovery like a pro to experience less pain. Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS is the pain you feel the day after a workout. It may last overnight,...

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Athletics 101: Can You Train Without Making An Injury Worse?

Did you know there are roughly two million sports-related injuries high school athletes endure every single year? While statistics aren’t as clear in adult and professional sports (largely because there are so many different kinds of sports), the NFL alone reported more than 150 concussions during the first half of the season six years ago. The truth is athletes risk getting injured every time they participate in organized sports. The question is – what happens when you get injured? How do you stay in shape? Is training around injuries safe? What Type of Injury Do You Have? Whether or not training while injured (or around your injuries) is a safe option for you largely depends on what type of injury...

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