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How to prepare for the big race

Running TipsRunning a 5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon takes a lot of preparation. Months of training and pavement pounding go into preparing your body to reach your distance goal. As you fast approaching race day you may be wondering how you should prepare?

So, here are our top six tips to keep your feet, body and mind ready for the big race.

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Sprains, Strains & Fractures – How to prevent running injuries

Silhouetted man jogging

Silhouetted man joggingWhen you run your feet and legs absorb enormous pressure. Our Healthy Feet Survey found that around 53 per cent of Australians have experienced sore feet after exercise in the last 12 months.

The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to help prevent and treat running-related foot and leg problems. Strengthening exercises to build support in the feet, ankles and lower limbs, advice on the best footwear for each sport or physical activity, and the use of orthotics can all make a difference. Ongoing foot care is also important for stopping or managing wear-and-tear injuries like blisters, corns, and calluses, along with fungal infections such as Athlete’s foot.

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Is foot pain stopping you from running?

Do you have foot pain when you run

Do you have foot pain when you runWith many major endurance running events happening across the country such as the Cairns Ironman, Townsville Running Festival and the Gold Coast Marathon just around the corner, it’s a timely reminder to think about how these types of events may impact our foot health.

The last thing anyone needs at this stage is to obtain an injury or a minor symptom to turn into something that limits their ability to perform or even compete. Continue reading Is foot pain stopping you from running?

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Did you run for Mum and wake up with sore feet?

Mother’s Day left a lot of love beating through the hearts of families across Australia last weekend. It also left quite a few people with sore feet as they donned their running shoes for the first time in a while to pound the pavement to support charity fun run activities.

As Mother’s Day fun runs – along with park runs and charity runs alike – become increasingly more popular in Australia, it’s a timely reminder to think about your feet! Continue reading Did you run for Mum and wake up with sore feet?