Articles by Mark Steinle...

Starting out in running

Starting out in running

by Mark Steinle

If you've made the decision, "I want to run", you may be wondering if there's anything more to it than dusting off your trainers. We explain all...

Staying motivated in running

Staying motivated in running

by Mark Steinle

The mind is an untapped resource that can improve consistency in training and competition.

Over-training in running

Over-training in running

by Mark Steinle

If you're pushing it hard, but your times are down and you're feeling more and more tired, your body could be telling you to ease off.

Improving your running performance

Improving your running performance

by Mark Steinle

Looking at how you are training and tweaking your training plan should help you improve your running performance.

Stretching for runners

Stretching for runners

by Mark Steinle

Stretching can reduce the risk of injury, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, aid recovery and improve athletic performance through enhanced flexibility. Here are some basic running stretches.

Training sessions for runners

Training sessions for runners

by Mark Steinle

Here are a few training tips to help improve your running.

Fitting running shoes

Fitting running shoes

by Mark Steinle

Feet are the foundations of all running, so running shoes are the most important piece of equipment that a runner has. Read about the different ways of fitting running shoes and how to find a local specialist.

Essential equipment for runners

Essential equipment for runners

by Mark Steinle

In this article we look at: Heart rate monitors, multi-function sports watches, sunglasses, water bottles, energy drinks, bars and gels, blister kits, petroleum jelly, nasal strips, safety pins, bin bags and toilet paper.

Running clothes - what to wear

Running clothes - what to wear

by Mark Steinle

An in-depth look at summer and winter running clothing systems.

Basic principles of running clothes

Basic principles of running clothes

by Mark Steinle

The basics of summer and winter clothing systems, including wicking, layering and reflective wear.

Tips on running abroad

Tips on running abroad

by Mark Steinle

Pro tips for making the most of your running trip, from reducing the side effects of flying to familiarising yourself and your legs with your new surroundings.

Planning a run

Planning a run

by Mark Steinle

Tips on when and where to run and route-planning.

Assessing your fitness before starting to run

Assessing your fitness before starting to run

by Mark Steinle

Here's how to make a self-assessment of your fitness, so you can work out how much training to do in the initial stages of your running plan.

Staying motivated for beginners

Staying motivated for beginners

by Mark Steinle

Many new runners fall by the wayside once their initial burst of enthusiasm dwindles. If this happens, don't give up. There are ways to re-motivate yourself.

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