The One Mistake You Should Not Make When Buying Running Shoes

Running Shoes – Laces,knots and what knot!   Choosing the right running shoes can be an ordeal and once we have found them we may still feel that they don’t fit properly. We may feel they are too tight or too loose in places and this is why playing with their laces can improve your running. I believe that we don’t even think about the laces at all. We normally don’t change the way the laces come with the shoes and if we do it’s because it is a fashionable way to do them in one way or the other. In my first year running and as a Basingstoke based running coach I had lots of problems with my shoes. Like anybody else I felt the shoes were either too tight on the top or too loose on the ankle. The shoes being tight on the top brought pins and needles to my toes after long runs. I also have a mild Mortons Neuroma on one of my feet so the shoe being tight exacerbated the pain. So I decided to loosen up the laces but by doing so the shoes where too loose at the ankle and I did not feel the support I needed from them. The other thing I found was that my laces kept on undoing all the time and I found myself having to stop and tie them again and again. It is then when I started searching the internet and in runners forums to try and find a solution. One of the groups where I found most support was the Mortons Neuroma Runners...

5 TIPS FOR RUNNING YOUR BEST HALF MARATHON

1._ Make sure you hydrate and eat well and enough the night before the race. Don’t over indulge yourself thinking you will burn it tomorrow. And make sure you stop eating around 8pm so you can fasten over night and get the most out of your breakfast. Stop drinking also around that timeĀ to avoid having to go to toilet during the night and disrupt your precious sleep. 2._ Make sure you go to bed early enough so that you can have enough sleep and rest. If you are too anxious take a valerian tea, fennel or any herbal tea which could help to come you down. You could also practice some breathing exercises where you seat in a strait position so your spine is lengthen and focus only on your breath. You only need 5 minutes to feel the benefit. 3._ Before you fall asleep see yourself running being happy and strong. Feel how light you are and how peaceful and confident you feel. See yourself running around the course and go around the whole process, when you are drinking, eating. Feel your body and your mind in contact with each other and feel the harmony of your breathing. Picture yourself coming onto the finish line happy and with a feeling of accomplishment and fulfilment. 4._ Make sure you organise everything you need for tomorrow before you go to bed. You couldĀ make a list of all you may need and go through it to make sure you don’t forget anything. Make sure you use vaseline or similar (I personally love Lanacane- Anti-Chafing Gel) and you put it on the...