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Run like a Kenyan

Run like a Kenyan

By Shoe Guide | April 14, 2018

Ten years ago, we interviewed two of the greatest Kenyan athletes of all time. It lifted the lid on the facts and the myths about the Kenyan way of life. We have decided to re-publish the interview. It was an honour to interview them and we hope you enjoy it. Read on and learn to train like a Kenyan!

Let music motivate your running

Let music motivate your running

By Shoe Guide | April 13, 2018

We all know music can help set our mood. Sometimes we want to crank up the volume, and other times we just want to chill. For all of us, the motivation to put your running shoes on and get running is just not there at times so we say, use your music to aid motivation and get you going. We have been exploring how and when to use your beats.

How fast should I run?

How fast should I run?

By Shoe Guide | April 12, 2018

Running speed depends on what you wish to achieve but for many, people do not get in shape because they train too fast. Wow, that is a big statement but it is true and we tell you why.

Boston Marathon race preview

Boston Marathon race preview

By Shoe Guide | April 11, 2018

The scene is set for the 2018 Boston Marathon and we think it is going to be a great one. The fields are loaded and intriguing. You can also follow the race on TV or via a live stream. Find out how.

Are short runs worth it?

Are short runs worth it?

By Shoe Guide | April 10, 2018

The route to fitness might not be putting in the hard yards. Big mileage is hard work and can be demotivating. Is short and sharp the way to long-term fitness?

Hitting the wall

Hitting the wall

By John Gladwin | April 09, 2018

Hitting the wall is that funny sounding marathon term, but what is it and do you really need to hit it? You can try to avoid hitting the wall and we tell you how!

Returning to Running?

Returning to Running?

By Shoe Guide | April 08, 2018

Been away for a while and thinking about returning to running? Good for you. There is no excuse not to go for it but it is important to know what to do, and more importantly, what not to do. We share some scientific pointers.

How to run a fast marathon

How to run a fast marathon

By Shoe Guide | April 08, 2018

Marathon training can be tough and it will take hours of commitment. But, if you want to run a fast marathon, you had better believe that the work only gets longer and harder. We have teamed up with world-class marathon coach, Alan Storey, who give us 4 must do sessions to get you to the finish line - faster!

What should my correct marathon race weight be?

What should my correct marathon race weight be?

By Shoe Guide | April 07, 2018

With a number of marathon majors coming up, many might be asking, am I the correct weight for my race? Going into your race the correct weight is important, you do not want to be too light or too heavy. But how many calories should you be consuming? We give you the formula.

VO2 Max

VO2 Max

By Shoe Guide | April 06, 2018

Getting the pace right is a key factor in getting fitter. What is VO2 max? How fast do I train? What is lactate threshold? Well do not worry, we tell you what it is and give you the formula to work out your training pace for easy running as well as faster paced threshold running, without having to go to a laboritory!

Countdown to the London Marathon

Countdown to the London Marathon

By Paul Larkins | April 05, 2018

As the Virgin London Marathon approaches, we look to those few last minute tweaks to your schedule that you should be doing. So, if you need to know how to taper your training for the race, what to be eating and drinking in the build-up to the event, how much to rest etc, then read on!

Is your diet ruining your training?

Is your diet ruining your training?

By Shoe Guide | April 03, 2018

Could your diet be ruining your life? Changing your diet is easy to do and can make a massive difference to your long term wellbeing. Many are moving to the vegan diet, (like Andy, our shoeguide shoe designer), but you do not need to go to extremes if you like meat. Make some minor differences and you could have a diet for life!

Maximise Your Heart Rate Monitor

Maximise Your Heart Rate Monitor

By Shoe Guide | April 03, 2018

Heart rate monitors (HRMs) will offer you a smart training tool. Use them wisely and train at the right levels for you. We offer you an easy to understand guide to how and why you should be using a heart rate monitor.

Eating essentials for all

Eating essentials for all

By Shoe Guide | April 02, 2018

Diet fads are everywhere but they are just that. There is no real secret to living and eating well. Stick to our eating essentials, they will help you manage your weight and stay healthy.

Take control of your life!

Take control of your life!

By Shoe Guide | April 01, 2018

Getting organised might well be the secret to running success. Take control of your life, do not let your life your life control you then reap the helth benefits.

Best Running Shoes 2018

Best Running Shoes 2018

By Shoe Guide | March 28, 2018

We have analyzed hundreds of shoes and have now decided on the very best running shoes of 2018.

Guide to blisters

Guide to blisters

By Shoe Guide | March 27, 2018

Getting a blister can be painful. Here's our guide to what causes them, how you can avoid getting them, and what to do if you get them.

Strength training for women

Strength training for women

By Shoe Guide | March 26, 2018

Should women lift weights? Many of us might be thinking that we do not want to look too masculine but it is important. Total body strength has a lot of benifits and in short, you will not end up looking like a guy! We tell you why and what to do!

Posture and a balanced workout for better fitness

Posture and a balanced workout for better fitness

By Shoe Guide | March 25, 2018

Core strength is vital for running performance, but getting the exercise blend is right can be tough. Getting the balance right is the key to running well, running injury free and looking good!

Drink Yourself Fitter

Drink Yourself Fitter

By Shoe Guide | March 24, 2018

Knowing how much to drink will boost your health and fitness, but do you know how much you should be drinking? Read this and find out!

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