Why run

Why run?

 

There are so many answers to this question. The most commonly known… Running is the fastest and easiest way to get fit.

BUT… how easy this is depends on where you are as a runner.

Click on one that describes you best:

Beginner runner

Five of the most common worries beginner runners tell us are:

1.I’m too slow

2.I don’t want to hold anyone up

3.I feel like I get left behind

4.I don’t look like a runner

5.I don’t like running…. it hurts

Donna Buckley felt like you… In fact, she did not like running and was a nurse on shift work making her training routines a challenge.

One day that all changed...

She surprised her husband and joined intraining’s Couch 2 10K program.

Since then she has completed several half marathons, including the Outback Half in Uluru LISTEN and READ Donna’s story.

She’ll tell you:

Beginner runner

Five of the most common worries beginner runners tell us are:

1.I’m too slow

2.I don’t want to hold anyone up

3.I feel like I get left behind

4.I don’t look like a runner

5.I don’t like running…. it hurts

Donna Buckley felt like you… In fact, she did not like running and was a nurse on shift work making her training routines a challenge.

One day that all changed...

She surprised her husband and joined intraining’s Couch 2 10K program.

Since then she has completed several half marathons, including the Outback Half in Uluru

LISTEN and READ Donna’s story.

She’ll tell you:

“I was so nervous that first night [beginners’ group]” How worried she was about holding everyone up… BUT… How SUPPORTED she felt at the group AND the NEW FRIENDS she met that night, who became her long term running buddies.

“I’ve been bitten by the running bug and I love it!”

To all new runners

Running is the fastest and cheapest way to go get fit. Yes, it will feel hard when you first start. That’s why some people hate it, or give up just before their body and head learns to... love running!

And yes, it happens… loving running!

The day will come when your runs become effortless. You will finish feeling like you could do more. Your breathing will be easy, your chest no longer hurts and your legs no longer feel like lead. You will love your runs, not dread them.

You have to go slower to get faster.” James Bell, intraining Beginner Coach.

Starting running is very different from a HIIT, gym or exercise class and you need a very different approach... you need to go slow!

If you go too fast at the start, like most new runners and many weekend parkrunners, every muscle, and breath you take will be screaming at you to stop. Running is a high impact exercise, requiring a constant effort by your body to move. So start at a very slow pace and you’ll find yourself running for longer and eventually - faster!

Follow these five tips and you’ll find running so much easier:

Tip 1: Start slow
Tip 2: Wear the right shoes
Tip 3: Get out the door even if you don’t want to
Tip 4: Know that the pain in your feet and legs should not last
Tip 5: Enjoy the scenery and smile

Finally, always talk to your running friends because they will love to help you out. Stick at it. Change will come and if you get stuck in any way at all – shoes, niggles, training – or just want to chat about how you are going, come and see us at intraining, or phone, email or message us.

We are all runners and LOVE to talk about YOUR running.

Follow these tips and running will become a part of life you look forward to.

Get the detailed explanation of the “Five Tips to Make Running Easier HERE.
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Cate Butchers

I crossed two finish lines yesterday, neither in great times but I finished. Thanks Intraining for continuing to support a runner who will never win but keeps showing up.’ Cate Butchers

New to Half marathons and Marathons

Five most common questions and concerns runners ask when they first want to train for a half or full marathon...

  1. Do I have to be fast?
  2. Will I be out of place?  I don’t know anyone
  3. How do I fit in the training?   I don’t have time
  4. I’ve never liked running with other people
  5. Am I going to be last?

Here’s what our runners have said:

Matty Horston, marathon schooler, 2016 to intraining Coach - Wilston

“I joined intraining marathon school after realising that running around the block was fine to train for a half marathon, but not for a 42.2 km. Then I saw how friendly and inclusive the intraining Club was… I was sold!”

LISTEN to  Matty’s 3 motivators: ‘Yearning, Learning & Earning’ which he learnt through intraining’s Marathon School.

Here’s how we can help you best:

  1. Join Runners’ School - an online digital course
    • You will learn everything you need to know about running half and full marathons
  2. Join our training groups
    • You will meet runners also training for marathons and half marathons
  3. Get your running shoes checked at intraining’s shop.  
    • You are going to need long run shoes and shoes for speedwork.   
    • Our running team love talking running shoes for running… they know how to make running easier with the right shoes for you.  
  4. Talk with us about your niggles and injuries.  
    • Don’t let a niggle turn into an injury

Our podiatry and physiotherapy team are on hand to help…   And if you are stuck…  Click HERE on our “HELP…  I’m Injured” button.  This lets you send an email to our team with your injury /niggle question.

Experienced runner

The biggest question we are asked by experienced runners is: “How do I get faster?”

Our answer - in a nutshell!

Three key elements:

  1. Pace
  2. Training
  3. Racing Shoes

Pace:  Runners school teaches you all about pacing strategies

  • What to tweak
  • How to manage this
  • Cue you can use

Training:

Personalised Programs

  • BOOK a One on one consultation with our clinic coaching team
  • We Set a structure to your training specific to your speed, paces, goals and life.
  • Create progression in your training load and body’s strength to run faster and longer.  
  • For busy people:  we help you lay your training plan over your ‘life calendar’

Testimonial from Cassie Richardson and Phil Teakle

Racing shoes:

Lighter shoes will make you run faster because they:

  1. Are lighter
  2. Create less effort
  3. Give you more feedback you can use to run faster  
  4. Make you feel fast!!!

 

Injured runner

This is a biggie because any of these could be you…

  1. “I’ve been running for years, but yet to build to a marathon… injury stops me every time”
  2. “I get niggles every time I increase my mileage”
  3. “I can’t seem to manage my training well enough without over reaching and getting injured”
  4. “Frustration from loss of pace and endurance due to injury”

 

Managing injuries is complex.

It requires:

  • Action on your niggle early
  • Finding the right balance of long runs vs over doing it
  • Knowing your bodies limitations and weaknesses
  • Patience
  • Time and diligence for strength & rehab exercises

intraining has a podiatry and physiotherapy Clinic run by runners who can:

  • Help you manage your niggles and injuries.
  • Coordinate your rehabilitation with return to running
  • Write return to running programs
  • Diagnose your injuries