HOW ARE YOU LANDING?

Knowing how you are landing your foot when you are running is important this will allow a runner to identify their running gait and ensure that you are wearing the right type of shoe to meet your running form. If you want to know what type of runner you are, video analysis is a great … Continue reading

SHOULD I BE AIMING FOR A SPECIFIC TIME?

SHOULD I BE AIMING FOR A SPECIFIC TIME?

It’s always best to set more than one goal to avoid disappointment if some unfavourable conditions (like bad weather, or coming down with flu) disrupt your plans on marathon day.  Instead of setting a single time target, it’s wise to widen your goals so that you’ll increase your chances of success. Choose a time window for … Continue reading

HOW DEMANDING IS A MARATHON TRAINING?

HOW DEMANDING IS A MARATHON TRAINING?

There’s no getting around it – training for a marathon requires a lot of discipline and commitment. It’s the training schedule, not the race itself, that will really impact on your everyday life. It’s not just physically demanding – it can also place a strain on your spare time and social life.  Even a schedule for … Continue reading

Running your first Marathon

Running your first Marathon

Your journey to the start line begins here. A marathon is a massive challenge by anyone’s standards. Therefore it’s not something you should rush into. You need to fully understand what’s involved and the problems you may encounter before you begin training, so you can assess whether you are ready or not The marathon is … Continue reading

(Q&A) Exercising safely during Ramadan

(Q&A) Exercising safely during Ramadan

When choosing a workout during Ramadan, remember to consider the following:

The type of exercise. The risk of dehydration is higher with cardio (aerobic) exercises.
The intensity level of your workout. Light to moderate intensity exercises is safest.
Whether it is an indoor or outdoor activity. Avoid exercising outdoors at the hottest times of the day as you will be unable to hydrate yourself adequately.
The time of day. You may want to limit physical activity during fasting hours and be more active after sunset as the risk of low blood sugar is higher in the hours before iftar.
Check your blood glucose before the workout. Ensure that it is at least 5.5 mmol/L. Continue reading