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    Training in the winter months; how to stay motivated
    09 Dec 2020
    During the colder months, it might seem tempting to stay inside by the radiator instead of braving the winter weather! Here are HIGH5’s top tips for keeping up the motivation when it seems like the season is against us. Despite plummeting temperatures and shorter daylight hours, there are numerous benefits to training throughout the winter...
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    8 ways to make sure your next marathon is a success
    07 Feb 2020
    You've done the hard miles and you're into the tapering period of your training. All you can do now is rest and finalise your preparations so the big day can go off without a hitch. We asked Asics Frontrunner Holly Rush to tell us the essential things you should be doing in the two weeks before your marathon. So it’s nearly upon us...
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    Under Armour HOVR Machina can make you a better runner. Here's how.
    05 Feb 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    With the Nike Vapourfly sparking controversy even in the mainstream press, cutting-edge developments in running shoe tech are becoming almost as high-profile as the athletes themselves. Under Armour is a relative newcomer to the race, but they think their innovative HOVR™ Machina could give you an almost unfair advantage, whether you're...
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    Don't let pain stop you from running. Here's how.
    10 Jan 2020
    Whether you've just started a couch to 5k or you're on your way to your first marathon, running injuries can strike at the worst time. Don't let them stop you in your tracks. HOKA ONE ONE ambassador Michelle Dillon shares what she's learned about injury prevention. Running is a great sport partly because it is so simple; you grab...
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    Dani Rowe's five tips to stay on track this Christmas
    09 Dec 2019 / Dani Rowe
    Christmas is always such an exciting time for everyone. However, it can be stressful for anyone trying to stay on track with fitness goals. We asked ex-Olympic track cyclist Dani Rowe for her health and fitness tips to help you over the festive period. Fill up on veggies at Christmas dinner You can still enjoy all the delicious food at Christmas...
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    4 ways to make the most of the pool this winter
    09 Oct 2019
    Winter is coming. That bite in the air is here and outdoor training might be feeling more like a punishment than the stress-relieving and rewarding effort it used to be. There are lots of different types of indoor training you can do to get away from the cold and dark days, but Speedo recommends you go swimming. Why? Because we love swimming (...
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    Five ways that training indoors will make you a better runner
    23 Sep 2019
    There are many ways to train indoors to complement your running programme. Using the gym can really accelerate the triple challenge of form, fitness and strength on the run. Below are some of the ways you can get the best out of your indoor training. 1. Cross-training To be the most efficient runner you don’t necessarily need to be running...
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    The power of having a training partner
    16 Sep 2019
    If you're gearing up to a big running event like a marathon, half marathon or 10K, finding a training partner can keep you both on the straight and narrow and make training more fun. Asics Frontrunner Curtis Broadhead explains more. Sure, every now and again you can just head out on your planned training session and be satisfied that by the...
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    5 ways to conquer your first half marathon
    13 Aug 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Ready to take on your first half marathon? The challenge of 13.1 miles (or 21.1km if you’re looking for an even more impressive number) is something that very few people will ever complete. The half-marathon distance is a significant step up from 10km, but it’s achievable even for those of us who need to fit training in with a busy...
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    Win the whole X-Functional Training Range from Reflex
    27 Mar 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Cross-functional training challenges us on so many levels. Activities like HIIT training, circuit training, boxing, plyometrics and CrossFit put pressure on the cardiovascular and muscular system in terms of both power and endurance. It can be a mental as well as a physical battle at times, but it's always worth...

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