In my experience of coaching perhaps 1000’s of runners the most common injury/pain complaint I hear is shinsplints. This is ESPECIALLY true for BEGINNERS! However, fear not! Yes this is a very common complaint, but it is very preventable and curable.
No-one should feel hungry in their efforts to lose weight. If your efforts are leaving you unsatisfied & cravings set in, I believe, you are setting yourself up to fail. Sticking to a meal plan is going to be extremely difficult if your tummy is rumbling unless you have a willpower that goes above and beyond the average person.
It is often said that the Irish are the most generous when it comes to charity. I remember after Live Aid, Bob Geldof live on the TV news excitedly saying how "the Irish are actually beating the English in terms of donations per capita" to the famine stricken of Africa. We are an altruistic nation and it's great to see people giving to those who are not so advantaged. Many people do this in the name of sport and exercise, which is a double PLUS!!
In January 2016 Mullingar primary school teacher Jill Kiernan made a new years resolution to quit smoking and lose some weight. Little did she think that just over 3 years later she would be running the full 42km Manchester Marathon. Only competitive with herself, Jill followed a personalised Maurice Looby Fitness training plan, and ran the race in a very impressive 3.28 - on her first attempt at the distance! Here follows an endearingly honest Q&A with Jill, charting her running journey...
According to The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine, there are 5 health related components of physical fitness: Body Composition Cardiovascular Fitness Flexibility Muscular Endurance (Absolute/maximal) Strength.
For most people, running a marathon will be the most demanding physical experience of their life. For many people, building up to running a 5k will be a huge achievement that requires a lot of self discipline, perseverance, organisation, and PLANNING! Running is a great metaphor for life. You get out of it what you put into it.