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TIME & STRIDE

IF YOU LOVE RUNNING AND WANT TO CONTINUE WAY IN TO YOU ROLD AGE, HERE’S OUR GUIDE TO HOW YOU CAN TURN BACK THE CLOCK AND RUN RIGHT THE WAY THROUGH TO YOUR 100S

AGE-PROOF RUNNING

Ever noticed how youthful runners seem to be? The heady combination of fresh air, fitness and endorphins helps keep us active longer than our sedentary counterparts. But we’re not immortal, and as the years go by our bodies will take longer to recover from hard sessions and be more prone to breaking down. If you want to make sure you can continue to reap the benefits of running right the way through your life, get into these healthy habits early on to keep your body fighting fit and ready to go.

STRETCH TO SUCCESS

Stretching is one of the most neglected parts of any runner’s training. A study published in Current Sports Medicine Reports found that older runners scored poorly in lower body flexibility, with particular problem areas being the Achilles tendon, hamstrings and calf muscles. Tightness in those places can lead to a choppy stride and slower pace.

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Find your inner joy with the August issue of Women’s Running, on sale now! We’ll tell you how to keep your running from becoming an obsession - and hear from one woman whose compulsion to run almost ruined her life (don’t worry – there’s a happy ending!). We’ve also spoken to experts to find out how you can run your way to inner happiness. Need a bit more inspiration to train? We’ll introduce you to three women who went from fitness-phobes to incredible runners, and we’ll also show you how to keep running throughout your whole life with our guide to age-proofing your body. Plus, we’ve got a guide to making the most of every session you run, tips on running a really fast half-marathon, and a four-minute workout for really busy runners. Quick - download your copy now!