As any of the ladies from the Lancaster Women's Running Group will tell you, I love hills! The feeling I get when hill running is great, you get all the good feelings you get when running on the flat but multiplied. I get a real buzz from it! You can almost feel the strength in [...]
Your core is just as it sounds...the bit in the middle but many people think that working your core is about just performing lots of sit ups. Abdominal curls and crunches do have their place in training but to build a strong core you have to work many more muscles than just the '6 pack' ones. Core [...]
We welcome women just like you. The Lancaster Womens Running Group caters for women of all running abilities, including the complete beginner. Even if you are unfit or have never run before, we can help you get started, giving you sensible advice, support and company while you run. We will help you to identify and reach your goals. Your Running Leaders in Lancaster are Sadie Mckeand and Lindsay Hudd. For details of the Lancaster running sessions, complete the contact form or email sadie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsay at email@example.com
I love to run, it is my passion. I have loved running since the first ever run in training for the Race for Life in 2005. At that point I thought 'I will never be able to run'. Now I can't stop! So why do we run? Running wakes me up and starts my day off or winds me down from a difficult day. It makes me feel alive, and even if I am tired and don't feel like getting out of the door I am always glad I did. So is it the fact that I run races that makes me a runner? Or that I sometimes run with a club? No I think it is the fact that I get out there and do it, come rain or shine and the fact that I enjoy and choose to do it that makes me a runner. It does not matter how fast you run, how far or how often. I don't like the word 'jogger'. You either run or you don't. You are runner from the first time you lace up your running shoes.
The temperature has dropped, the nights are drawing in and some days it just feels too hard to get your warm body out of the door. We all need a bit of motivational advice sometimes but wintertime is the time when we may need it the most. There is always an excuse not to go for a run, too tired, not enough time, its too cold outside, its raining, the list goes on. But almost always there is a way to get round the excuse, where there's a will there's a way! A lack of motivation could be down to over training, your body has just had enough. If this is the case you need to listen to your body, maybe not if it says lie on the sofa for a week and eat chocolate biscuits, but if you are training a lot and need a day or two off, then take them. Your body will really thank you for it. If however you just need a little encouragement to get back on the road, read on. The hardest bit of a run is quite often getting your trainers on....
When I started running 6 years ago I had never run for more than 20 minutes in one go. I had entered The Race for Life, a 5K run raising money for cancer research and thought I had better get training. My first run out was 10 minutes and I felt like my lungs were about to burst out of my chest. How was I going to manage 5K?