Sick of the same old route? 14 fabulous ways to get out of your running rut | Running

Over the past year – perhaps because of stress, boredom, and a need to get a break from video meetings and homeschooled children – an estimated 7 million people in the UK have been running. Sportswear stores have reported a leap in sales of running gear, and downloads of the popular Couch to 5K app almost doubled. For the able-bodied among us, running has become a new way of life. But now, after many months – and with distractions creeping in as lockdown restrictions lift – how can you ensure your running regime sticks? Here is some expert advice

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How to Find a Race for Global Running Day 2021

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Today is Global Running Day, a worldwide event created to celebrate running and get more people moving generally. This year, all of the official events are virtual, so here’s our rundown of the different ways you can participate. Some are just for today, and others give you the option to participate any time this week.

The NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M

The main event is a free virtual race held by the New York Road Runners club and Strava. Register on the website and compete the event by logging a one-mile

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Tag Heuer adds new swimming and running features

Tag Heuer has released another big update to its Connected smartwatch, boosting swimming and running skills.

The Swiss watch company has been a huge proponent of smartwatches, and it’s been committed to keeping its Wear OS device updated with features.

The all-new swimming app will keep track of pool performance with tracking of laps, distance and interval breakdowns.

And it also goes further, with the ability to identify four types of swim stroke (breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly and freestyle) and track SWOLF, which is a measure of swimming efficiency, and set up and track swimming intervals, too. You’ll find that data

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Julio Jones Isn’t Running On Empty

It’s a bit of an understatement to say the relationship between Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons is strained. After Jones told Shannon Sharpe, “I’m out of there … I want to win,” on live TV last week, it’s probably fair to characterize the 10-year partnership as just about doomed. Reports indicate that the superstar receiver has been unhappy with the Falcons since his 2019 contract negotiations, and at least one journalist has said that Jones thinks Matt Ryan has lost his fastball. These aren’t the statements of a player expecting to stick around for another year. 

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After long, strange season, Lakers mull changes vs. running it back

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After two seasons that felt like one relentless grind interrupted only by a strange championship celebration, the Los Angeles Lakers simply need a rest.

The 2020 NBA champs weren’t happy to be headed home this weekend after the Phoenix Suns knocked them out of the first round. Yet the early playoff exit came with the consolation of a title memory that’s still fresh in many players’ minds – and an abiding belief they will contend again next year if they just rest up and then stay healthy.

“The one thing that bothers me more than anything

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Tottenham win Prem Goal of the Season award for second year running

Tottenham forward Erik Lamela has won the Premier League Goal of the Season award for his stunning Rabona in the north London derby.

Lamela, who came on as an early substitute for Son Heung-Min in the game against Arsenal at the Emirates on March 14, gave Spurs the lead shortly after 30 minutes. The Argentine wrapped his left foot around the back of his right to drill the ball into the bottom corner.

However, the derby ended in disappointment for the Tottenham man as he was later red-carded and Jose Mourinho’s men lost 2-1.

The stunning strike against the

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How to Increase Foot Strength for Running

Distance runners tend to be good about “the little things.” We get our planks and push-ups in, we’re diligent with our form drills, we eat and drink with intention, and we foam roll, muscle scrape or self-massage when needed. But for some reason, many of us neglect one body part that — heart aside — may be our most valuable in the context of this sport: our feet.

With 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles and 57 ligaments, there’s a lot happening inside each foot. Fat pads beneath each heel act as shock absorbers, while the arches work like

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How I learned to love treadmill running

These shoes weren’t made for walking.

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I never thought I’d be a treadmill runner. Why expend all that energy and never go anywhere? No, I thought, it was better to be out in the fresh air, feeling the sun on my face and enjoying the beauty of the Bay Area.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and, like it did to so many things, it upended workout routines. My usual spots along the San Francisco Bay and around Oakland’s Lake Merritt felt too crowded, especially to run without a mask. I’d pass far fewer people on the streets in

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Damontae Kazee Off & Running In Bounce Back Bid

In this case, the controllable is the rehab, which Kazee said he began as soon as his cast was off. He got enough of a handle on it that, after a brief visit during March, the Cowboys felt comfortable signing him on a one-year deal. After facing the unknown for so long, Kazee said it was a big stress release.

“There was a couple teams out there trying to get me, but I wanted to come to a team that I know we’re going to fight and get to the playoffs and get to the Super Bowl,” he said.


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Begin Running During the Pandemic? How to Stay Motivated, Avoid Injury

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Many people have embraced running as a regular form of exercise during the pandemic. Getty Images
  • A number of people started running as a regular form of exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • For new runners, experts suggest ramping up slowly rather than beginning at a higher intensity to avoid injury and burnout.
  • It’s normal to feel self-conscious about your form or your body’s gradual adjustment to withstanding the demands of a new activity like running.

For many people, their approach to physical activity and exercise shifted during the pandemic.

From embracing home workouts to navigating how to

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