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Understanding Running Shoes

Every activity and sport hold its own trends and tools of the trade. From different equipment to styles of uniform, they are designed with efficiency and protection in mind. Running or racing does not need a ball or specific padding, however the time on the road does require the right shoes. Unlike its counterparts, running […]

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The Smart Way to Run

Preparing to participate in a Half Marathon requires dedication and several weeks of training. A combination of exercises, diet and timed runs will inevitably become your focus for the next few months. Accomplishing a Half Marathon is a worthy goal to strive for. Runners who are newer to the realm of running tend to begin […]

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Choose the Right Pace for the Half Marathon

The easiest way, if you are a professional runner, to calculate the pace you should run for a half marathon is to refer to a grid calculation. Just input the time in which you wish to complete the race and the grid will work out how fast you should be running each kilometer. However, if […]

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Best Destinations for Half Marathons – Part 3

Our concluding part of the best destinations to run a half marathon takes us to more superb places in the world, where perhaps you had never thought as competition venues but definitely are. Our first point of call is Canada where every August the magnificent Sea Wheeze race takes place. Half Marathon – Sea Wheeze […]

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Best Destinations for Half Marathons – Part 2

Running a half marathon can be an immensely rewarding experience, completing any long-distance race takes courage, preparation and a great deal of training. Whilst 13.1 miles is not overly long, it still takes a lot to accomplish, and the destinations that we are highlighting in this blog may just be the very inspiration that you […]

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Best Destinations for Half Marathons – Part 1

A half marathon is a perfect distance to run: it is long enough to be challenging but not as grueling as a full marathon, so preparation and recovery times are less tasking. There is a growing body of running enthusiasts that are now taking the opportunity to satisfy their passion for running whilst at the […]

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When Should You Replace Your Running Shoes – Part 2

In part one of we investigated when you should buy new running shoes. We talked about the midshoe breakdown and the importance of this part of a running shoe, and how it can deteriorate and be extremely damaging to your feet, ankles and knees. In this post we are going to look at other contributing […]

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The Pros & Cons of Listening to Music When Running – Part 1

Listening to music whilst you are exercising is a favorite pastime for many fitness fans, it takes the boredom out of the treadmill or pounding the streets. With the development of lighter and sturdier portable music devices and lightweight headphones, it makes listening to your favorite artist during the run really easy. In this blog […]

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When Should You Replace Your Running Shoes – Part 1

It might sound like an obvious question, but when should you replace your running shoes? Running is an extremely cheap sport as you don’t need a lot of gear, but the one thing you do need is proper running shoes in good nick. You will need to replace them on a fairly regular manner if […]

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The World Bucket List of Half Marathons

You have successfully completed your training and now are looking where to run on your first half marathon. In this post we are going to look at some extraordinary places around the world that you can run a half marathon. Bhutan International Half Marathon Possibly one of the highest half marathon running events in the […]