Tag: Girls Run the World

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GRTW Tri Suit Review: TRI-FIT Geo Black Edition

Girls Run the World founder, Rachael Woolston has worn a lot of tri-suits while racing in 70.3 and Ironman events. Here she gives her verdict on TRI-FIT Geo from Aussie brand, TRI-FIT I’ve worn all sorts of Tri-suits while training and racing for events, from two piece separates to one piece, from six inch length shorts to 10 inch (sadly, I have to say the GB Age group kit was the MOST uncomfortable and unflattering!). From first impressions, the TRI-FIT GEO Edition Black looks amazing in the box and it is super flattering. I’m 5ft 7 inches and a size

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Sports Nutrition Review: Rawvelo

Every month we review sports nutrition and how it works, specifically for women. First up, the 100% plant-based products from Rawvelo  Over the last five years, lots of new products have entered the sports nutrition market, finally offering some diversity from other companies who have dominated it for years. Rawvelo focus on making endurance sports nutrition that’s better for you and for the planet. Thumbs up for fully recyclable packaging and their partnership with First Mile. But what about taste, performance and nutritional impact for women? You may be thinking, ‘Do I actually need different nutrition for endurance events from

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Three Ways to Build Mental Resilience

Always feel anxious about things not going to plan? Use these three tips to help build mental resilience in the face of adversity In the 1980’s, research psychologist Suzanne Kobasa and Salvatore Maddi followed a group of managers over the course of 12 years to better understand and define the notion of ‘hardiness.’ The study found that some managers suffered burnout and a decline in health while others fared much better despite facing the same challenges. So, what was the secret of those managers who fared well? “Those who thrived maintained three key beliefs that helped them turn adversity into

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Marathon Mastery Series: Secrets from Behind the Scenes

How can you have the best experience on marathon race day? We spoke to some of the people who work behind the scenes at big races who have seen it all to get their top, insiders tips on how to have the race of your life, all captured with a great photo. The Race Marker Ever wondered why you can run the same race as a friend but they have run a shorter distance? It could all be due to the magic line. At the Virgin London Marathon, you will notice a line marked on the road which shows the exact

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How to have your best winter running season

The thought of driving rain, wind, and dark mornings can make even the hardiest of us dread the winter running months. But read our five tips to help you overcome the dread and have your best winter ever… Embrace the Season Yes, it is cold, it is more than likely to be raining, there may well be howling winds. But embracing these elements will equip you build mental resilience. And running in the winter gives you the opportunity to see and experience the shift in colours and nature. In fact, being in awe and wonder of the great outdoors can

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News Release: GRTW Train Strong Together™

Our recent survey of women in triathlon discovered that time to train with others is one of the main factors that prevent women from training for endurance events. Today, we announce our new online training groups to help support women around the UK to participate and achieve their race goals in trail running and triathlon Nowadays, there are running and triathlon clubs in most major cities if not towns. But that still leaves great areas of the UK without a club, or even if there is one, most sessions are in the evenings. For many women, this rules club participation

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What’s it like to run 200 miles?

Girls Run the World ultra running coach, Lucja Leonard has taken part in some of the world’s most renowned races, from the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc to Marathon Des Sables. But few runners have journeyed as far, physically or mentally, with her latest endurance feat running 200 miles in the Big Foot 200 in the USA… When I mentioned to non-ultra runners that I was thinking about taking on 200 miles, they thought I was crazy. But to me, it was about testing my limits, seeing how far my mind and body could take me. Before I took on

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FOUR WAYS SWIMMING CAN HELP YOU STAY RUN FIT

Out of running due to injury or because you’re off on holiday? Don’t panic. Discover how you can use swimming to overcome injury and stay fit for running Swim with a training focus In order to reap physiological benefits from swimming that are transferable to running, you need to challenge your body to a specific workout in the water. Get your heart rate up; don’t just go for a gentle up and down of the lanes. GRTW running coach and swimming champion, Katie Wright, recommends the following speed swim set. ‘200 metre sets – that’s eight lengths of a 25

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THREE WAYS A BIKE FIT CAN TRANSFORM YOUR PERFORMANCE

Wondering whether getting a bike fit is worth it? We chat to performance bike fitter, Lydia Dant at Phoenix Evolution bike fitters to discover more When you buy a bike, it comes with stock parts built to manufacturers standards but is not specific to your body. The longer you spend in the saddle therefore, it stands to reason that getting the bike fitted to your body is a price worth paying. ‘A proper bike fit can be the difference between wanting to ride your bike and not wanting to ride your bike,’ explains Lydia Dant, performance lead at Phoenix Evolution

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THREE WAYS THAT PARKRUN CAN MAKE YOU FASTER IN A MARATHON

Want to get faster over a marathon distance? Start using parkrun in your training and see how it can improve your training and race times It helps you to run faster All good marathon training plans, irrespective of whether you are a first time marathon runner or going for a Good for Age place, incorporate speed work (check out the GRTW marathon training plans here). Running faster, makes you a faster runner. But no one likes the thought of speedwork, right? Step forward parkrun. ‘Going faster than your goal marathon pace over a shorter distance helps to get your legs

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