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Survival Tips for Summer Heat! It's that time of the year when the mercury is rising, and the heat becomes a major factor influencing our training and racing. These six simple tips will help you train smarter.1. Juggle your training around the heat. Plan harder session on cooler days.If you can't start early and shorten the session.2. If training on a hot day, adjust your expectations. Your performance will decline slightly as your body struggles to adjust.3. Hydration - you should be drinking approx. 2.5 to 3 litres a day. This may be more on a hot day.- Stay hydrated during training....

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DWR, Recovery, Running -

Deep Water Running is a great tool for Athletes in Rehab and Athletes who want an alternate workout to complement their Training.  (DWR) provides you with an additional and effective quality session without the impact stress of the road. It's like a 'bonus' workout in your program. When combined with core strength and stability work, you get 60 minutes of productive training without the fatigue of a road or trail session.  You  can get your Deep Water Belts online here just click on the link. First, runners should use a flotation belt while aqua jogging if they wish to preserve...

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Yoga -

A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner. Dedicating 15 Mins a day to a solid Yoga Routine will improve your flexibility, mood and overall body promoting good running.  Recognizing the benefits the ancient practice can have on both the runner's body (improved flexibility, range of motion, muscular strength) and mind (more focus, less stress) It is important with Yoga that you dedicate not only some time but also space as well.  You are going to need a few things, a Yoga Mat somewhere peaceful where you will not be...

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Garmin today announced two significant updates to its Forerunner GPS watch lineup, the entry-level Forerunner 220 ($250; $300 with heart rate) and the more advanced Forerunner 620 ($400; $450 with an all-new heart-rate monitor package, HRM-Run). The watches will replace the existing 210 and 610, respectively. I have been testing the 620 for the past week, and have included some of our early findings below.Thinner and lighter, both watches have physical dimensions that better suit a broad range of wrist sizes. Whereas previous models were bulky and the case had a rounded shape to accommodate the GPS-receiver chip, the new...

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Post Run, Recoverite, Recovery -

Most endurance athletes seem to be training longer and harder than ever before and recovering from these efforts seems to take longer. Most athletes take care of the physical training but miss the all important post workout window to replenish protein and carbohydrates. By using Recoverite within the first 30 minutes post workout, your recovery time will significantly decrease. Further reading on important recovery techniques can be found by a fantastic Article by Steve Born. Click Here.

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