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Listen to your body – what it really means

Listen to your body. A phrase that was probably first uttered in a running context by someone smart, like George Sheehan, but has been rendered meaningless by repetition and lack of understanding. A session last week with one of my … Continue reading

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Correct Toes in the UK

If you have spent much of your adult life wearing shoes, it’s unlikely that your feet are as strong and mobile as they were designed to be.  Perhaps your toes are all scrunched together… or you can’t make your little … Continue reading

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The ‘should I run or rest?’ test

I spoke to dozens of budding marathoners over the weekend at the Virgin London Marathon Meet the Experts weekend – and  many of them were carrying niggles, or worse. The question came up time and time again… ‘am I OK … Continue reading

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The skill of barefoot running

The idea of running barefoot – or in barely-there minimal shoes – struck a chord with me right from the very first time I tried it, back in 2007. I was a participant in one of John Woodward’s Natural Running … Continue reading

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Something’s afoot

One step forwards, two steps backwards… No, it’s not a new drill I’ve invented, it’s the story of my return to running after my battle with plantar fascitis. Having taking tentative steps towards building up my training again, I’ve heeded … Continue reading

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