Avoid injuries and feel great with these core exercises.
Common pains new runners go through are often related to a weak core.
Add these core workout exercises regularly to your marathon running training programme.
For more advice on core workouts, visit the best gym in Limassol at www.v1fitness.com
Starting your day's training right with a proper breakfast
500ml or spring water, tea or coffee - all good.
A breakfast like this provides enough slow release of energy to get you through your training session and even a full 42 km marathon. Tried and tested over many years by the Limassol Running Club.
The ultimate inflammation reducing spice when mixed with black pepper.
EVERY meal, every day. Add turmeric and black pepper to all meals (the black pepper slows the digestion to fully absorb the incredible healing properties of turmeric).
Replace your running socks often.
Many runners will run in the same old technical running socks for many years, they will replace their running shoes many times, but never replace their running socks.
It makes a difference!
The moisture wicking, foot and ankle support, and cushioning of technical running socks wears out with constant use.
The most common theme in why runners will buy dozens of pairs of running shoes in a year, but many only buy one or two pairs of good quality running socks always comes down to cost.
Good quality technical running socks needn't cost the earth!
#1 rule, avoid big name brands like Nike and Adidas and seek out lesser known names that specialise only in running socks.
Our favourite high quality technical running socks at an affordable price. More Mile Socks! Amazing quality, comfort and cushioning, plus they look super cool too.
In our experience: Almost every niggle and muscle injury can be healed faster (and avoided!) with regular use of a TriggerPoint GRID foam roller.
I honestly think I would not be still running today if I had not got hooked on this product a few years ago.
Not just a highly effective device for self massage and finding those trigger points (especially in calf muscles - ouch!), but a brilliant full body workout device at the same time! I use it at least 4 times per day for around 10 minutes and helps keep me 100% injury free.
For me, this item is a vital as my running shoes. I could not continue to run without either.
I can't recommend it enough. How do you use it? So many great videos on Youtube, study a few, start slow and gradually build up in how much pressure you apply with a fluid motion. It works!
Ps. Don't buy the cheap copies of this item, they are a waste of money)
Me on the trail with my tried and tested most faithful running accessories.
Beautiful mountains at Cyprus Ultra Marathon
Baked beets or bottled juice?
We've experimented and tested both, and yes both do help with endurance and speed giving faster race times.
The choice between whole beets baked or simply buying glass bottled beet juice comes down to price, convenience and taste.
Whole beets baked.
Beetroot juice in glass bottles.
In conclusion, we find it's best to use both. If you only stick to one we find most people simply get sick of it and give up after a couple of week. Try both, see what works for you, and stick to it. You will see your marathon race times improve!
Drink cherry juice after each training session.
Always difficult to find fresh cherries in Cyprus, and when in season they are very expensive. Because we need cherry juice all year round for training, we simply buy the high quality cherry juices or cherry powders from Amazon. Yes they deliver to Cyprus in just a few days.
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