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Benjamin Parkes
Spotting signs of Over Training and what to do about it!

Spotting signs of Over Training and what to do about it!

Hi Everyone,  What I wanted to touch on this week is overtraining. Could you be doing too much training? Are you feeling stressed out? Are you picking up injuries? Would you know how to spot the signs of overtraining? I don’t want this to be doom and gloom, but it’s important to know the symptoms, take necessary actions and then that way we can keep more people running happy and enjoying the sport!   Always a hot topic, so let’s get going! Overtraining, or doing too much running / exercise / strength etc, can actually lead to a loss of fitness as well...

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Benjamin Parkes
TAPERING ADVICE AND GETTING YOUR FINAL 3 WEEKS OF TRAINING RIGHT!

TAPERING ADVICE AND GETTING YOUR FINAL 3 WEEKS OF TRAINING RIGHT!

Hi Everyone! Tapering.. it's a word I'm sure most people have heard of, but what does it actually mean? We are now just 4 weeks out from the first of the major Spring marathons, so naturally I'm getting a lot of questions about the process, so here's my take on it and how to go about optimising your time between now and the big day! WHY TAPER? Quite simply, the aim of the taper is to reduce the accumulated fatigue in your body, while maintaining the fitness you've built up over your training cycle. It allows you to arrive on the start line...

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