Category: TRAINING

THREE SIGNS PERIMENOPAUSE IS AFFECTING YOUR TRAINING

Feeling constantly tired, aching more and slow? If you are in your forties, it could all be due to perimenopause and you CAN do things to improve how you feel and perform Perimenopause is the chapter in all women’s lives where production of oestrogen begins to fall, creating imbalance with progesterone and testosterone. Usually beginning in your forties, it can last for up to ten years before you hit the menopause. Menopause is the term given to the one day after you have not had a bleed for 12 months. If it was all just a case of hormones, we’d

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Project Marathon Autumn 2022 applications are now open

Do you want to have your own coach, a progressive training plan and monthly calls to keep you accountable? Apply for one of eight places to train for London marathon 2022 Crossing the finish line of a marathon is a journey that starts before you even put on your trainers. It starts with setting goals, intentions and focus. Then following a progressive, structured training plan that includes strength and mobility. If you are serious about achieving your goals this Autumn, and would love to have the input of a coach apply to be part of my Project Marathon Autumn Team

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Three Bike Handling Drills to Build Confidence

Feel a bit unsteady or unsure about cycling on the roads or in cleats? Try these drills to help you improve your bike handling and riding in cleats ‘My best bit of advice about road cycling is to start wearing cleats as soon as possible,’ says GRTW founder, Rachael Woolston. ‘The sooner you’re in cleats, the more used you will get to them, and they will give you greater control and confidence.’ For more triathlon news, info and resources, join our Girls Tri the World community

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Why Midlife Women Can Benefit from Trail Running

Beautiful landscapes, adventure and escape, what’s not to love about trail running? But it could also be particularly suited to midlife female runners going through peri-menopause Boost strength and improved movement Ever heard the the old adage that running is bad for your knees? Well, what runner hasn’t! While research has proved that this is nonsense, road running does tend to cause increased stiffness because you only move in one plane. With trail running, every footfall is different. This engages more muscles, so you build core and glute strength and it improve proprioceptions. Not to mention better balance and co-ordination

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What Makes A Good Marathon Training Plan?

Type ‘marathon training plan’ into Google and it returns over 4 billion results. So how do you choose a good one? Here, Girls Run the World founder and marathon coaches give her view Choosing the right marathon training plan depends on your goal and experience. And the free ones that accompany race entry, the charity you might run for, or are free to download will not be specific to you, your background as a runner or even the race. Whether you are a first timer, seeking Good for Age qualification or a specific race time, this is what you should

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Apply to be part of GRTW Project Marathon Team 2022

Do you want to achieve a marathon personal best, good for age or simply have the best finish line feeling? Apply to be part of GRTW Project Marathon online training team for Manchester and Brighton 2022… Crossing the finish line of a marathon is a journey that doesn’t begin on the start line. It starts way before that with setting your goal and intentions, and then having a brilliantly structured training plan. Our running coaches, GRTW founder, Rachael and level 2 coach, Tara have helped hundreds of women to achieve marathon personal bests, finish line feelings and good for age

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GRTW Train Strong Together™

Choose a race goal that challenges and excites you, get ongoing coaching support and the accountability of being part of a team with the same target and race together… Nothing beats training as part of a group, sharing the journey, the trials and tribulations and that incredible sense of accomplishment when you cross the finish line. It can be life-changing. And yet, according to research that we have conducted, many women are deterred from entering races that they really want to do because of lack of time, and confidence. Our Team GRTW Train Strong Together programmes for 2022 are about

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Review: Veloforte Natural Energy Gels

Nutrition plays an important role in performance, particularly for endurance training. But with many products containing processed ingredients, could a more natural alternative be the answer? We put Veloforte to the test Sports nutrition generates big money, with the global sports nutrition market estimated to be worth 10.7 billion US dollars in 2020 and set to grow by over 10% from 2022-2028. But increasing numbers of recreational athletes suffer GI issues or simply don’t like to live healthy most of the time and then stuff their body with highly processed ingredients when they’re meant to be doing something healthy, like

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How to Train for a Marathon on a Summer Holiday

On holiday during peak week marathon training and unable to follow your training plan? Don’t sweat it…follow our guide to staying on track even if you can’t follow your training plan Plan It Devise a flexible plan that fits around your lifestyle or work with a coach who can support you with a bespoke, individulised plan that suits you and your commitments. Trying to adhere to a strict training plan that doesn’t allow for any wiggle room adds additional stress and can leave you feeling demotivated if you don’t manage to follow it to the letter. Remember, whilst running can

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Two of the Best Mobility Exercises for Runners and Triathletes

Find out what mobility is, why it’s fundamental to your performance and try two exercises from our Move Better Mobility programme for runners and triathletes to help you improve your range of movement Mobility and flexibility are often used interchangeably, but they mean two different things. ‘Mobility refers to joint range of motion while flexibility refers to the length of a muscle,’ explains GRTW founder, Rachael Woolston. ‘When it comes to minimizing injury and improving performance, you need to have the ability to move through the required range of motion for your activity.’ ‘What we always say to our athletes

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