Tongues back in your heads, yes that is Jake Gyllenhaal working up a sweat!
Photo from Fan Forum
It truly is the sporting season! Already this year we’ve been hooked on the winter Olympics, watched rugby matches, boat races, and horse riding. And whilst we love sitting back and watching national and global talents, it leaves many of us longing to get involved! Sports people at the top of their game inspire us mere mortals to get off the couch and do something!
Which is why events like The London Marathon are fantastic! A sporting stage that is accessible to the masses!
Now, we use ‘accessible’ in the loosest of ways! Of course a basic level of fitness is required, and a fair amount of training is involved. Running at this level takes dedication, planning and a commitment to fitness.
We would love to hear from you if you are running this year, so get in touch on our Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Thinking of running next year? Head to the official London Marathon website. Here you will find health assessment tips, training schedules, and advice to avoid injuries.
They say: “There’s more to training for the Virgin Money London Marathon than running – staying strong, flexible and injury free takes careful consideration.” And top of their list of tips, at number 1 is: Get the Right Footwear!
“Invest in some good quality running shoes to protect your bones, muscles, joints and tendons during your training. Depending on your weight and the type of shoe, most running shoes should last between 300 and 800 miles.”
So here are our recommendations, shoes to keep you at the top of your game… (Assuming your game is running!)
For the men:
New Balance: As seen above, you can look good great in New Balance trainers! Made using lightweight FantomFit technology, the award winning 1260v3 trainers provide exceptional cushioning.
Vivobarefoot: A new approach to the running. We reccomend their Stealth trainers.. Vivo say: "Protect your feet, take control and let your feet perform - it's just you, 3mm of puncture-resistant, flexible and slip-resistant sole, and the road. They're durable, breathable, lightweight with a hex-mesh lamination upper that works seamlessly with your foot. You might not even notice they're on your feet - a true barefoot experience with the very latest in barefoot running footwear." What more could you ask for?!
For the ladies:
Hi-Tec: "For the runner who wants to transition to a more natural running style. The Nazka 5.0 features a dual density midsole with 5mm differential from heel to toe, potentially promoting a midfoot / forefoot strike rather than a heel strike. The Ortholite footbed guarantees lasting comfort, and the exclusive versatile Vibram trail outsole delivery superior traction." Want to know more? Check out Hi-Tec's video, here.
Skechers: From their GOrun 2 range, the Supreme trainer is the next generation of a serious minimal running shoe. Designed for speed with innovative performance technologies to promote a midfoot strike, it works as a great transitional shoe to foster a barefoot running experience.
Speaking of Skechers, until the 28th of April we are GIVING AWAY a pair of GOwalk shoes on our Facebook page!
So what are you waiting for?! Watch the marathon, get inspired, treat yourself to some snazzy trainers and get out there and get running!