Posts Tagged ‘Training’

10% off Vibram Fivefingers

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Leggit has team up with Pure Footwear to bring you the latest Vibram Fivefingers with an amazing 10% off and FREE delivery on every pair of Vibram Fivefiners.

6 Reasons to Wear Vibram FiveFingers:

1. Strengthens Muscles in the Feet and Lower Legs – wearing FiveFingers will stimulate and strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs, improving general foot health and reducing the risk of injury.

2. Improves Range of Motion in Ankles, Feet and Toes – no longer ‘cast’ in a shoe, the foot and toes move more naturally.

3. Stimulates Neural Function Important to Balance and Agility – when wearing Vibram FiveFingers, thousands of neurological receptors in the feet send valuable information to the brain, improving balance and agility.

4. Improves Proprioception and Body Awareness – those same neurological receptors heighten body awareness, sending messages about body mechanics, form, and movement.

5. Eliminates Heel Lift to Align the Spine and Improve Posture – By lowering the heel, our bodyweight becomes evenly distributed across the footbed, promoting proper posture and spine alignment.

6. Allows the Foot and Body to Move Naturally, Which Just FEELS GOOD.

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Saturday, May 8th, 2010

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Sam’s Running Diary – Training for the London Marathon Week 4

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Week 4

MyMotiThe blisters on the bottoms of my feet haven’t gone away so I’ve decided to bite the bullet and invest in some new trainers before they get any worse.

I over-pronate when I run (the outer part of the sole of my foot hits the floor before the rest of my foot) which means that my trainers need to support my foot in the right way to prevent a more serious injury.

run-stabilityWhether it’s because I’ve had them a while and they’ve worn away or just that I’m using them a lot more, I think my current trainers must have been giving me too much support which is why I’ve got the blisters. Mid week I popped into my local running store, My-Moti who gave me a full gait analysis and a new pair of Nike trainers.

A couple of sessions in and my new running shoes seemed okay, but I knew that Sunday would be the real test. We were spending the weekend with friends in Surrey and although we had a night out on Saturday I mustered up the motivation to tackle my programme’s 9 miles as soon as I got up, I finished the run and although tired, my feet and blisters all seemed fine.

Sam’s Running Diary – Training for the London Marathon Week 3

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Week 3

Well, the Sunday run went loads better than expected, running around the Shropshire countryside was really pleasant and a nice change of scenery from my training so far. I was meant to do 6 miles at an easy pace and whilst the pace was easy, we unfortunately got lost and accidently ended up running 9 miles instead!

The rest of my training this week has gone pretty well, thank goodness all of the snow has gone now, whilst running on the beach is good fun, its definitely more of a slog than on the roads and difficult to run a decent distance.

Started to get blisters on the inside of my soles the last few days – I’ve invested in some good blister plasters so hopefully these should do the trick but I have a feeling I may need to invest in some new trainers soon….

Sam’s Running Diary – Training for the London Marathon Week 2

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Week 2

Well, if the snow wasn’t a pain towards the end of last week it certainly is this week, cold, wet and now icy and slushy; my Monday lunchtime run took a lot of motivation.

Starting to get the hang of Tempo runs now. This is a 30 minute run split into four 7 ½ minute sections. The first section is run at an easy pace, the second section at a medium pace and the final two sections are run at a hard pace.

Slightly concerned about the Sunday Run this week as I’m going up to Manchester for a friends Birthday on Friday and then have another party in Shropshire on Saturday night. Still have decided to take it easy on the alcohol for both evenings and am planning a run with my girlfriends uncle early Sunday morning.