Tag: women’s running

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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Kogalla trail light

Real Women Review: Trail Running Lights

As part of our ‘Real Women Review’ series, here’s our review of the best trail running torches as chosen by real female runners to help you see clearly on your trail and urban runs during the winter GRTW Coach Recommendation: Kogalla RA Adventure Light, £112.97 “I love my Kogalla RA Adventure Light – with 800 lumens it basically lights up the forest like a truck headlight. You can also attach it on your waist, across your shoulders, anywhere EXCEPT your head. I find this much more comfortable and the beam is still wide enough to illuminate any trail. I have trouble seeing

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Ten of the Best Reflective Running Kit

With less daylight hours, learn the beauty of pre-sunrise and night time road and trail running. But make sure you can be seen… Jackets Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor Jacket, £99.99 Proviz’s REFLECT360 Women’s Outdoor Jacket is waterproof and windproof, with an outer shell that is 100% reflective. Any light from a vehicle, or the torchlight of a passing runner or cyclist will reflect back making you light up the night. Craft Lumen Lightweight Reflective Running Jacket, from £89.66 This Craft reflective running jacket has all-over reflective print for enhanced visibility. It’s better for fast, short tempo runs at night as it

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Real Women Review: Waterproof Running Jackets

There’s no such thing as bad weather, you just need the right kit. We asked our running and triathlon community for their top waterproof running jacket recommendations to help other women choose the best kit and get out in all weathers… Inov-8 Stormshell Full Zip Running Jacket Price: £180 Key attributes: Lightweight jacket for training and racing in wet conditions. “The Inov-8 Stormshell folds away really small, so it’s perfect to carry on changeable days, it’s waterproof and, most importantly breathable too. The jacket also has a slight stretch to the material too which I really like, as I can

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Menopause and running

Menopause and Performance: Navigating Hormonal Changes as a Runner or Triathlete

As women hit their forties and beyond, hormone changes during the peri-menopause and menopause can affect our body shape, performance, mind and soul. But there are things that you can do to help support yourself in this Female athletes can achieve amazing performances in their forties plus, irrespective of going through hormonal changes. this October for World Menopause month we’ll show you how. In 2019, Joan Benoit Samuelson took on the Boston Marathon 40 years after setting a record of 2:35:15. Her goal was to finish within 40 minutes of her original time. She succeeded, with a time of 3:05:18

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GRTW announce partnership with Salomon

Our mission is to increase women’s participation in trail and ultra running and we are delighted to announce our partnership with Salomon At Girls Run the World, our mission is to increase women’s participation in endurance sport. As part of this mission, we launched our V Ultra Alps initiative this August. Its aim is to increase women’s participation in trail running and increase diversity on the trails. As the world’s leading brand in trail running, we are delighted that Salomon are supporting our mission. Their tag line, ‘Time to Play’ fits perfectly with our approach to helping women explore and

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Three of the best women’s kit for ultra running

If you’re off to run in the mountains this summer, or lucky enough to have an ultra race still going ahead in 2020, GRTW coach, Lucja Leonard gives us the lowdown on must-have kit essentials I often get asked what type of kit I use on ultra races, in particular longer, mountainous ones over 50 miles. A lot depends on the terrain, environment, seasons and, up to a point, how long it will take you to do the distance. But there are a few must-have items that I wouldn’t go without and that are worth spending money on, as the

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What’s the difference between a tempo and an interval run?

Confused about the difference? Here, GRTW Head Honcho of online running programmes, Tara Shannahan explains and how it can make you a faster runner Interval Run An Interval run is when you run fast for an interval of time, then allow the body to partially recover and then repeat.  Why do we run intervals? The purpose of these runs are to train our VO2 max, which means the maximum amount of oxygen your body can process to fuel your run. Your VO2 max is determined by two things – the ability of your heart to pump oxygenated blood around the

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Five Ways to Build Bulletproof Good Habits

When it comes to embracing good training habits, forget willpower or having to ‘stick’ to anything. It’s all about finding your why and hacking your environment to help support positive decision making. Get it right in training and you can translate to life and work performance too Use the power of technology Remember those days when you had a training plan written on a piece of paper, only to slowly disintegrate with coffee stains or get lost in the back of drawer? Technology makes it possible to train smarter and helps to bulletproof good training methods. For instance, when it

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